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

Communication in High Performing Teams

Team Communication

Communication in High Performing Teams

Strive for a team with a strong foundation of social intelligence and psychological safety. Your team will be more collaborative, open about weaknesses, and will focus on what’s most important for the team, not individual egos.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

January 23, 2021 7 minute read

The Essential Guide to Tuning Slack for Team Productivity

Productivity & Estimation

The Essential Guide to Tuning Slack for Team Productivity

Let’s face it - Slack can be too noisy. Through my own personal quest to optimize my use of Slack I discovered there are many settings and adjustments you can play with to fine tune Slack so that it’s still very useful, but not as...

Henry Poydar

Henry Poydar

January 4, 2021 13 minute read

The Keys to a Successful Project - Simple Guidelines for Project Planners and Managers

Productivity & Estimation

The Keys to a Successful Project - Simple Guidelines for Project Planners and Managers

Thanks for checking out our guide on the keys to managing a successful project. We’ll lay out the fundamental keys to running a successful software project and provide you with the techniques to use in your own work.  Topics covered in this guide: Critical Questions Scheduling...

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

January 3, 2021 25 minute read

How to Have Productive 1-on-1 Meetings

Leadership & Management

How to Have Productive 1-on-1 Meetings

Gather additional feedback privately, understand your employee’s challenges, and help them grow professionally through 1-on-1 meetings. By hosting regular 1-on-1s, you encourage your team’s engagement and productivity.

January 2, 2021 6 minute read

Monday Routines: Patrick Campbell, CEO of Price Intelligently

People & Culture

Monday Routines: Patrick Campbell, CEO of Price Intelligently

This is the third 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 1, 2021 4 minute read

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...

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

December 28, 2020 3 minute read

Henry Poydar

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