The Status Hero Blog

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

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,... Read more >

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... Read more >

Top 8 Strategies to Refocus Your Team

Leadership & Management

Top 8 Strategies to Refocus Your Team

Is your team losing focus? Scope creep, unavoidable setbacks, personnel changes, and general burnout can slow productivity to a grinding halt or, worse, derail your team altogether. As a manager, it’s not enough to manage the project, you must also manage your team members. How... Read more >

Secrets for Creating a Positive, Engaged Work Culture

Leadership & Management

Secrets for Creating a Positive, Engaged Work Culture

Uh oh, sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays. Remember that line from the iconic movie Office Space? This should jog your memory or maybe even introduce you to one of the greatest movies ever created. Okay, enough of my gushing. If you... Read more >

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... Read more >

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... Read more >

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... Read more >

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... Read more >

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... Read more >

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... Read more >

Have you tried Status Hero yet?

Status Hero is a work communication tool that replaces time-consuming meetings, shoulder taps, digging for data, and other interruptions with a tidy report. Use it to get a continuous, clear understanding of accomplishments, intentions, and blockers across your organization.

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