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Articles and resources to help teams communicate effectively, remove distractions, and work better together.

Add Reactions to Check-ins

Product Updates

Add Reactions to Check-ins

Now there is a new way for you and your team to quickly add feedback to each other’s check-ins: reactions. By now, most of you are familiar with this kind of functionality, which is ubiquitous in social media apps, and now can be found in...

March 15, 2021 2 minute read

Daily Goals and Software Teams: Why and How

Productivity & Estimation

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...

Henry Poydar

Henry Poydar

February 22, 2021 6 minute read

People and places, not time zones and offsets

Leadership & Management

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,...

November 24, 2020 4 minute read

Productivity & Estimation

Top Reasons Why Your Projects Fail (and How to Fix Them)

When you embark on a new project, everything seems possible, doesn’t it? The project will be completed on time, maybe even under budget, and you will finally be recognized as the hero that you are. Except that’s not what happens. In reality, you’re two weeks...

September 28, 2020 5 minute read

Top 8 Strategies to Refocus Your Team

Leadership & Management

Top 8 Strategies to Refocus Your Team

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

September 14, 2020 5 minute read

Secrets for Creating a Positive, Engaged Work Culture

Leadership & Management

Secrets for Creating a Positive, Engaged Work Culture

Uh oh, sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays. Remember that line from the iconic movie Office Space? This should jog your memory or maybe even introduce you to one of the greatest movies ever created. Okay, enough of my gushing. If you...

August 17, 2021 6 minute read

Henry Poydar

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