Day 42 — Sprint #5 Close

Today I wrap up another week of productive (though exhausting) work on Data Security.

Sprint #5 Retrospective:

Progress (I think?)

Highlights of the Week

💡What I Learned

  • The importance of building in security from the very beginning. The work I’m doing now is not easy, but I can’t imagine what it would be like in another few years without thinking about it. Building it into our foundation from the beginning will make this so much more manageable as we move forward (not to mention make us a more secure organization).

👍 What Went Well

  • Built our v1 business continuity and incident response plans. I started the week scared of building these out and I leave the week comfortable with our early deliverables.

👎 Opportunities to Improve

  • The process (?). I’m sure there’s a better approach to how I’m completing our administrative controls, though short of spending a bunch of money I’m not sure what it is.
  • Being realistic with my time. It’s another sprint close and other week of saying “just one more week.”

⏭️ Next Steps

Startup founder surviving in his parent’s basement.