Learn how the agile triangle helps teams better manage the quality, value, and constraints of their projects.
Rabo James Bature
June 7, 202212 minute read
Agile engineering preaches being efficient and responsive to change in order to develop the best product. Learn its best practices and how they can enable you to create a rapid, continuous development cycle.
May 31, 20229 minute read
Learn about story point estimation, the problems it solves compared to time-based estimation, and how best to implement it with your team.
May 24, 202210 minute read
A distributed team enables you to draw from a much larger talent pool but can come with some challenges, especially in an Agile environment. Use these tips to improve collaboration and efficiency while building psychological safety and rapport on your team.
Rabo James Bature
February 8, 20225 minute read
Accurate estimation is critical for managing project timelines and stakeholder expectations. Yet many teams struggle to do it effectively. Use these tips to improve your team's estimation process and accuracy so you can get your projects back on track.
February 1, 202211 minute read
Having set meetings is one of the pillars of using Scrum, but for Scrum to work well, the meetings have to be productive. Utilize these templates to ensure that your team keeps their meetings efficient and effective.
January 25, 20229 minute read
Using Scrum with your team and want to know how you're performing? Learn which metrics are most important to track and why so that you can get the best results from your team.
January 18, 20229 minute read
Organizing, maintaining, and managing an agile team can be huge, complicated work. Learn how you can use Jira with your team to more easily and continuously deliver quality software to customers and clients.
January 11, 20227 minute read
Scrum boards offer a quick visual and interactive display of a project’s progress, allowing the entire team to be on the same page about the day-to-day work that needs to get done.
December 21, 20218 minute read
Meetings don’t have to be something your team dreads or tries to avoid. The key is to make them effective and worthwhile. Check out these 5 best practices to get the most out of your meetings.
October 8, 20216 minute read
Project management is hard. It can be even harder on a remote team. Learn to successfully manage a project while embracing the freedom and independence that comes with remote work.
September 15, 20216 minute read
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.
September 8, 20218 minute read
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.
September 1, 20218 minute read
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.
August 24, 20216 minute read
There are multiple Agile approaches available to use, but when and how to use them depends on your product, team, and goals.
July 27, 202111 minute read
Whether you're new to standup meetings or just looking to make them more effective, we've got you covered.
June 23, 20219 minute read
Learn the advantages and disadvantages of Waterfall and Agile methods so you can choose the one that's right for your team.
June 22, 20218 minute read
Learn about the history, terminology, process, and rituals behind the agile development methodology.
May 3, 202210 minute read
To accomplish something meaningful, you must fight back against constant distractions and get into a state of deep work.
May 6, 20226 minute read
Human progress comes from collaboration. People don’t hate meetings necessarily, they just hate having their time wasted.
February 26, 20223 minute read
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...
January 4, 202213 minute read
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...
January 3, 202225 minute read
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, 20213 minute read
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, 20226 minute read
When you embark on a new project, everything seems possible, doesn’t it? The project will be completed on time, maybe even under budget, and you will finally be recognized as the hero that you are. Except that’s not what happens. In reality, you’re two weeks...
September 28, 20215 minute read
You meet with a client. They share their vision, you share yours. You go away and create an efficient and beautifully rendered deliverable. You’re practically beaming when you show them how you’ve crafted their disjointed ideas and fragmented thoughts into a masterpiece. And then they...
July 27, 20217 minute read
When people think of project management, their minds typically jump to long lists of tasks, droll meetings, or that one person that just didn’t do what they were supposed to. With so many pre-existing negative connotations, how do we transform people’s attitude about project management...
July 20, 20218 minute read
Hello there! 👋
I'm Henry Poydar, founder of Status Hero. I've been writing software and leading both co-located and remote software teams for 20+ years.
In that time I've learned a lot about team communication, software estimation, and managing people — mostly the hard way.
If you want to learn from my missteps (instead of your own) our newsletter is just right for you.
Subscribe to get curated articles, tips, and links to support your efforts leading a modern, productive digital team every week or two.
This is a private mailing list. Your name and email address will never be shared with any other entity. And every email to you will have an instant unsubscribe link.