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Team Communication

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Productivity & Estimation

  • Create Better Software Delivery Estimates by Having Your Team Track Daily Goals

    Create Better Software Delivery Estimates by Having Your Team Track Daily Goals

    Ever been way off on a software delivery estimate? Wished you could more accurately predict when a project or feature would be ready to ship? Of course you have. Most thrashing and trouble that I’ve witnessed in software — that isn’t design or experience related — is the result... Read more >

  • Daily Goals and Software Teams: Why and How

    Daily Goals and Software Teams: Why and How

    One thing. Per day. People who make stuff, like programmers, writers, and designers, are limited to working on one or two intellectual tasks per day. That’s it. You might hear otherwise from developers on your team, compounding the difficulties of figuring out when you might... Read more >

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Leadership & Management

  • People and places, not time zones and offsets

    People and places, not time zones and offsets

    Do you work in a command control center with a bank of analog clocks covering the south wall, each with an official looking placard designating which far-flung city it’s assigned to? Neither do I. But I still need the data, and most likely you do too,... Read more >

  • Top 8 Strategies to Refocus Your Team

    Top 8 Strategies to Refocus Your Team

    Is your team losing focus? Scope creep, unavoidable setbacks, personnel changes, and general burnout can either slow productivity to a grinding halt or, worse, derail your team altogether. As project manager, it’s not enough to manage the project, you must also manage your team members.... Read more >

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People & Culture

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