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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...

December 28, 2020 3 minute read

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. But can you actually create a dreamlike work environment with your teammates? Yes, absolutely. It is possible, but it won’t magically fall into place. You have to actively create the team you need. Here’s the thing: A lot...

December 1, 2020 7 minute read

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.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

September 26, 2020 3 minute read

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.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

August 17, 2020 4 minute read

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.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

July 20, 2020 4 minute read

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...

February 23, 2021 3 minute read

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