An excerpt from a product manager’s retrospective on the launch of CircleCI orbs.
In November 2018, we launched CircleCI orbs. I recently wrote about the design decisions we made while building new package manager. Here, I want to share some of the lessons we learned (or re-learned) launching a major new feature. You likely won’t be surprised that we think a lot about how to ship working software, and our retro process helps us put in words what we observe and learn along the way.
What follows is an excerpt from our internal retrospective on the orbs launch initiative, edited a bit for public consumption.