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Increasing Focus With No Meeting Days (or Weeks!)

Productivity & Estimation

Increasing Focus With No Meeting Days (or Weeks!)

In a world where it's accepted that meetings are bad yet unavoidable, what’s the solution? How can we balance making time to get things done with the need to communicate with the rest of our team? That’s where no-meeting days come in.

Karl Hughes

Karl Hughes

September 8, 2021 8 minute read

Project Management with GitLab

Productivity & Estimation

Project Management with GitLab

GitLab is great for teams looking to manage the entire DevOps lifecycle inside of a single platform, with many teams using its project management features instead of a separate tool. Learn how you can manage complex projects effectively with GitLab's built-in features and improve visibility and team communication even more with a little help from some popular integrations.

Tanaka Mutakwa

Tanaka Mutakwa

September 1, 2021 8 minute read

Distractions and Communication Debt

Newsletter

Distractions and Communication Debt

Proactively and deliberately give yourself and your team a break.

Henry Poydar

Henry Poydar

August 27, 2021 2 minute read

Project Management with GitHub

Productivity & Estimation

Project Management with GitHub

Struggling to manage projects in GitHub? Learn how to use its features alongside third party tools to get organized and effectively run a project in GitHub.

Keanan Koppenhaver

Keanan Koppenhaver

August 24, 2021 6 minute read

Fixing Communication Debt In Remote Work Environments

Team Communication

Fixing Communication Debt In Remote Work Environments

While communication is critical, without discipline around managing it, team members end up dealing with a constant barrage of notifications and messages. So what can you do to fix it?

Mihir Patel

Mihir Patel

August 17, 2021 6 minute read

Making Time To Act Deliberately

Leadership & Management

Making Time To Act Deliberately

As a leader, making time to act deliberately, plan long-term projects, and prioritize problems that need to be solved are among your most important functions. Neglecting them will harm your team much more than being a little slow to respond to emails and messages.

Karl Hughes

Karl Hughes

August 10, 2021 8 minute read

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