Let’s face it - Slack can be too noisy. Through my own personal quest to optimize my use of Slack I discovered there are many settings and adjustments you can play with to fine tune Slack so that it’s still very useful, but not as...
January 4, 202213 minute read
Thanks for checking out our guide on the keys to managing a successful project. We’ll lay out the fundamental keys to running a successful software project and provide you with the techniques to use in your own work. Topics covered in this guide: Critical Questions Scheduling...
January 3, 202225 minute read
Gather additional feedback privately, understand your employee’s challenges, and help them grow professionally through 1-on-1 meetings. By hosting regular 1-on-1s, you encourage your team’s engagement and productivity.
January 2, 20226 minute read
This is the third installment of “Monday Routines,” in which software people like you recount their Monday rituals. The goal is to peer into their day-to-day patterns and habits as they lead teams, collaborate, and deliver great software. Hopefully you’ll discover a tidbit or two...
January 1, 20224 minute read
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...
December 28, 20213 minute read
They say teamwork makes the dream work. But can you actually create a dreamlike work environment with your teammates? Yes, absolutely. It is possible, but it won’t magically fall into place. You have to actively create the team you need. Here’s the thing: A lot...
December 1, 20217 minute read
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