How to Keep Sprint Planning Efficient

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You’ve heard the term “sprint planning” before. And if you’re reading this article, you probably already know what it means—so I won’t burn time explaining it. Let’s get into nuance. One factor that’s been on my mind recently is how much time we should dedicate to sprint planning meetings. There are certainly many different ways to run these; the structure … Read More

Video: Building for COVID-19 Webinar

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After 10 months of building and iterating on two COVID-19 testing and vaccine products, some of our team got together to share how we did it and lessons learned. You can see the full webinar below: More details on

Get the Most Out of Your Internal Retrospectives

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Internal retrospectives are one of the most valuable tools to a successful software development project. They provide an opportunity to reflect on processes, communication, tools, and plenty of other things. The right forum for voicing concerns or #praise is not always obvious when you’re in the weeds of a project. This exercise aims to create a safe space where professional … Read More

How to Use Social Media to Level Up Your Career in Tech

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Let’s be honest: social media is in a very bad spot right now. There are privacy concerns abound, ethics issues, a lack of reputable leadership, a permeation of misinformation, and more. Those are significant, and they all require a great deal of attention and action. But the prevailing benefit these platforms still bring to the table is that they connect … Read More

16 Questions Project Managers Should Ask Before Starting a Project

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It can be daunting—that moment when you find out you’re in line for a new project. No matter how big or small it is, there are a lot of things to take care of before your team gets going. In this article, I’ll explore what needs to go into those first few days before (and right after) the project kicks off.

Podcast: Give Your Colleagues Better Feedback

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I was on a podcast for The Digital Project Manager site discussing how to give your colleagues better feedback, project managing a native app build, and more. Listen to the full recording here.