Like many fellow startups that we know, we've started like with one technical wizard who know a lot of stuff and who knows now where everything is and how it works. The system has undergone a lot of changes in the last 2 years and is now pretty complicated.
We're finding it hard to expand from 1 person to a team because:
- Showing new people where things are is tedious and time-consuming
- Our guru has a lot of standards and 'way of doing things' that new people have to learn and adapt to which takes time.
- Setting up a new technical person takes up valuable time and we already have a lot of other stuff to do for features and bug fixes..
We've looked at several folks and tried a few but we are finding it very hard to both find good people and also transition them to our way of doing things, plus we ourselves find it hard to adapt to different communication routes, personal styles, etc.
What can we do to make this transition and be successful in going from a one person band to a humming team?