The Status Hero Blog

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

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...

February 8, 2021 2 minute read

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...

January 22, 2021 5 minute read

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...

January 15, 2021 7 minute read

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...

December 3, 2020 2 minute read

On Office Holiday Parties and Remote Teams

People & Culture

On Office Holiday Parties and Remote Teams

Have some kind of holiday/end-of-year activity with your remote team. Get them together physically if you can, but if you can’t there’s plenty of good substitutes. Encourage your team to volunteer for charitable work, and give them paid time off to do it.

December 2, 2020 4 minute read

Product Updates Wrap-up

Product Updates

Product Updates Wrap-up

It’s been a while since we let you know about all of the work that we’ve been doing at Status Hero to give you the best possible tool for helping you manage your team by killing meetings, tracking daily goals, and resolving blocking issues. Sorry...

November 10, 2020 7 minute read

Henry Poydar

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