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16 of the Best Talks on Product Management, Jobs-to-be-Done, Lean, and Discovery

Product Management

16 of the Best Talks on Product Management, Jobs-to-be-Done, Lean, and Discovery

At Status Hero, we regularly share and watch product development talks as a team. They help us expand our approaches and challenge ourselves to do better. Here are 16 of our team’s favorites on product management, jobs-to-be-done, lean, and discovery. Product Management Product Strategy: Revisited... Read more >

Case Study: Interview Cake

Product Updates

Case Study: Interview Cake

Interview Cake is a study tool that preps software engineering candidates for programming interviews. Read more >

The Thoughtful Leader's Guide to Managing a Remote Team

Leadership & Management

The Thoughtful Leader's Guide to Managing a Remote Team

Ever been on a great distributed or remote team before? Everyone gets along, solid products are built and big challenges are faced head-on. You enjoy the day-to-day, learn a ton and routinely feel a warm sense of accomplishment. You even perk up for business-related emails... Read more >

Monday Routines: Dave Gerhardt, VP of Marketing at Drift

People & Culture

Monday Routines: Dave Gerhardt, VP of Marketing at Drift

Welcome to another 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 to... Read more >

More Product Updates

Product Updates

More Product Updates

It’s been a while (too long!) since we gave you an update about all of the work we’ve been doing at Status Hero to improve the way your team works. We’re sorry about that we’ll do a better job at keeping you up-to-date in the... Read more >

18 Blogs, Books, and Podcasts For New Managers

Leadership & Management

18 Blogs, Books, and Podcasts For New Managers

Becoming a manager is one of the hardest transitions to make. Some people have a natural knack for it, but most of us have to learn our way through it by trial and error. That or get advice from people who have been there. Lucky... Read more >

Communication in High Performing Teams

Team Communication

Communication in High Performing Teams

Strive for a team with a strong foundation of social intelligence and psychological safety. Your team will be more collaborative, open about weaknesses, and will focus on what’s most important for the team, not individual egos. Read more >

The Essential Guide to Tuning Slack for Team Productivity

Productivity & Estimation

The Essential Guide to Tuning Slack for Team Productivity

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... Read more >

The Keys to a Successful Project - Simple Guidelines for Project Planners and Managers

Productivity & Estimation

The Keys to a Successful Project - Simple Guidelines for Project Planners and Managers

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... Read more >

How to Have Productive 1-on-1 Meetings

Leadership & Management

How to Have Productive 1-on-1 Meetings

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. Read more >

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