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Monday Routines: Mike Baukes, Co-CEO at Upguard

People & Culture

Monday Routines: Mike Baukes, Co-CEO at Upguard

This is the first 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...

June 19, 2022 4 minute read

Resend Check-in Reminders

Product Updates

Resend Check-in Reminders

Distractions and notifications are everywhere, so it’s understandable that one of your team members might forget to check in every once in a while. Now we’ve added a way to give them another gentle nudge. To use this new feature, just hit the “Resend Reminder”...

June 2, 2022 2 minute read

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, 2022 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, 2022 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, 2021 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, 2021 5 minute read

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