Acklen Avenue Handbook
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Acklen Avenue Handbook

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About the Author

Byron Sommardahl
Byron Sommardahl

Byron is a 30+ year veteran in software development and his passion for great code and innovative products has never diminished. In 2010, Byron helped found Acklen Avenue, a software development company in Nashville, TN. Since then, leading as many as 10 simultaneous projects, Byron has gathered a great deal of valuable knowledge in product ownership. Byron's background in quality software development, project management, and expert product ownership has given him the knowledge to lead his teams and his clients to consistent success.

Table of Contents

  • Welcome to Acklen Avenue
    • 1.4 Changes in Policy
  • Section 2 - Joining an Amazing Team
    • Getting Started
    • 2.1 How Acklen Works
    • 2.2 A) We All Have a Job to Do
    • B) Developers
    • C) Senior Developer
    • D) Designers
    • E) Product Owner
    • F) Human Resources
    • G) Security Tester
    • H) Engagement Manager
    • I) Hiring Director
    • J) Quality Assurance
    • K) Scrum Masters
    • 2.3 Good team performance
    • 2.4 Acklen Facts that matter
  • Section 3 Evaluation and Performance
    • 3.1 Peer evaluation
    • 3.2 Bonus
    • 3.3 Growth
  • Section 4 No fear
    • No fear in growth
    • No fear to try new things
    • 4.1 Culture
    • 4.2 Asking questions
    • 4.3 Being proactive
    • 4.4 When reach out for help
  • Section 5 Acklen Avenue is fun
    • Fun at work
    • Fun with coworkers
    • Casual Environment
    • 5.1 Summits
    • 5.2 Gathering
    • 5.3 Coworking Space
  • Section 6 - Employment (Contractor) Policies
    • 6.6 Introductory Period
  • Section 7 - Hours of Work and Payroll Practices
    • 7.1 Pay Periods and Paydays
    • 7.7 Direct Deposit
  • Section 8 - Standards of Conduct and Employee Performance
    • 8.2 Attendance
    • 8.3 Discipline and Standards of Conduct
  • Section 9 - Employee Benefits and Services
    • 9.1 Generally
    • 9.2 Group Health Insurance
  • Section 10 - Employee Leaves of Absence and Time Off
    • 10.1 Generally.
    • 10.2 Paid Time Off Days.
    • 10.3 Holidays.
    • 10.4 Pregnancy-Disability Leave

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