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Cisco Spark-ilicious

Product Updates

Cisco Spark-ilicious

Yesterday, Rowan Trollope and the collaboration team at Cisco announced several new enhancements to their suite of enterprise tools at the Cisco Partner Summit. Chief among them was the release of the Spark Depot, a library of bots and integrations that work with Cisco’s Spark...

November 2, 2020 2 minute read

Halp!

Product Updates

Halp!

Today we’re launching the Status Hero Help Center. There are links to it sprinkled throughout the app, but here is the direct link: https://statushero.com/help In it you’ll find quick answers to any questions you may have along with tips for getting the most out of...

August 18, 2020 2 minute read

Monday Routines: Mike Baukes, Co-CEO at Upguard

People & Culture

Monday Routines: Mike Baukes, Co-CEO at Upguard

This is the first 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...

June 19, 2020 4 minute read

Resend Check-in Reminders

Product Updates

Resend Check-in Reminders

Distractions and notifications are everywhere, so it’s understandable that one of your team members might forget to check in every once in a while. Now we’ve added a way to give them another gentle nudge. To use this new feature, just hit the “Resend Reminder”...

June 2, 2020 2 minute read

Add Reactions to Check-ins

Product Updates

Add Reactions to Check-ins

Now there is a new way for you and your team to quickly add feedback to each other’s check-ins: reactions. By now, most of you are familiar with this kind of functionality, which is ubiquitous in social media apps, and now can be found in...

March 15, 2021 2 minute read

Daily Goals and Software Teams: Why and How

Productivity & Estimation

Daily Goals and Software Teams: Why and How

One thing. Per day. People who make stuff, like programmers, writers, and designers, are limited to working on one or two intellectual tasks per day. That’s it. You might hear otherwise from developers on your team, compounding the difficulties of figuring out when you might...

February 22, 2021 6 minute read

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