The Status Hero Blog

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

Team Communication

Killer Strategies to Improve Team Communication

Wanna knock ‘em dead? Nothing’s more killer than effective communication within your team. Unfortunately, many teams still rely on a combination of largely unproductive (and equally boring) meetings, communicating through cluttered inboxes and chat messages, and praying that everyone is reading each other’s minds. But...

August 10, 2021 7 minute read

6 Questions to Ask at the Start of Every Project

Productivity & Estimation

6 Questions to Ask at the Start of Every Project

You meet with a client. They share their vision, you share yours. You go away and create an efficient and beautifully rendered deliverable. You’re practically beaming when you show them how you’ve crafted their disjointed ideas and fragmented thoughts into a masterpiece. And then they...

July 27, 2021 7 minute read

Simple Tips To Rejuvenate How You Schedule Projects

Productivity & Estimation

Simple Tips To Rejuvenate How You Schedule Projects

When people think of project management, their minds typically jump to long lists of tasks, droll meetings, or that one person that just didn’t do what they were supposed to. With so many pre-existing negative connotations, how do we transform people’s attitude about project management...

July 20, 2021 8 minute read

Leadership & Management

The Ultimate Guide to Managing Remote Teams

Welcome to the 21st century, where a growing population of workers are location independent and tethered only to the Internet. Commutes, cubicles, broken copier machines, and red staplers are becoming a thing of the past. But what happens when you’re in charge of managing a...

July 15, 2021 6 minute read

Enterprise-grade Security? Check.

Product Updates

Enterprise-grade Security? Check.

We recognize that your team’s check-ins may contain very sensitive information, so we’ve taken lots of extra precautions to protect this data. Obviously we can’t fully disclose all the details, but a good overview can be found here on our security page. Today we’re pleased...

July 1, 2021 2 minute read

Introducing Observer Mode

Product Updates

Introducing Observer Mode

Want to give a project stakeholder or part-time team member access to your team’s check-ins without requiring them to check-in too? You aren’t alone, so today we are releasing the previously experimental “observer mode” feature to all accounts. Here’s how it works: team administrators can...

June 15, 2021 2 minute read

Henry Poydar

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