The Status Hero Blog

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

Better Software Delivery Estimates with Goal Tracking

Productivity & Estimation

Better Software Delivery Estimates with Goal Tracking

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... Read more >

7 Types of People You Need on Your Team

People & Culture

7 Types of People You Need on Your Team

They say teamwork makes the dream work. Is that just something to print out and frame on your wall, or can you actually create a dreamlike work environment with your teammates? Yes, and a resounding one. It is possible, but it won’t magically fall into... Read more >

Grassroots Process

Leadership & Management

Grassroots Process

Avoid creating processes, especially ones that only serve management. When it is absolutely required, rely on people close to the work to propose and design it. The longer you can hold off, the faster your team will be, especially over the long run. Read more >

How To Fix a Broken Team

Leadership & Management

How To Fix a Broken Team

If your team is broken, it’s (mostly) your fault. Take a deep breath, figure out the issues, and develop plans to solve them with help from your team. It’s not too late. Read more >

You're Not Communicating Enough with Your Team

Team Communication

You're Not Communicating Enough with Your Team

It’s your job as manager to share information with your team. If they are kept in the dark, rumors and uneasiness settle in, and that’s on you. Default to over-communication. Read more >

How App Developers at Messapps use Status Hero

Product Updates

How App Developers at Messapps use Status Hero

Editor’s note: this is a guest post from Vasily Malyshev, founder and CEO of Messapps, an app development firm headquartered in New York City with remote team members scattered across the globe. The firm’s mascot is named ‘Messy.’ As CEO at Messapps, an app development... Read more >

Best Practices Guide

Product Updates

Best Practices Guide

We get asked all the time about how we use Status Hero and how other teams are using it successfully. So we buckled down and wrote a brief, easy-to-digest Best Practices Guide. We assembled the guide from decades of combined software delivery experience plus lessons... Read more >

Monday Routines: C. Todd Lombardo, Chief Design Strategist at Fresh Tilled Soil

People & Culture

Monday Routines: C. Todd Lombardo, Chief Design Strategist at Fresh Tilled Soil

This is the second 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... Read more >

How to Dial-In a Productive Slack Configuration

Team Communication

How to Dial-In a Productive Slack Configuration

We’ve been using Slack for a over a year now at Status Hero HQ. After quite a bit of trial and error, we think we’ve hit upon a setup that favors productivity over distraction. In this post, we’ll show you how to dial-in a productive... Read more >

Gmail Inbox Actions

Product Updates

Gmail Inbox Actions

If you’re a Gmail or Google apps user, we’ve made it just a little easier to check-in with your team by enabling Gmail Inbox Actions. Now you can click or tap through to check in right from your inbox - no need to even open... Read more >

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