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Agile

Four Steps to a Daily Scrum That Doesn't Suck

In the years since they became a common habit, Daily Scrums have transformed from quick team huddles into long-winded status updates for management. I...


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Friday Ship

#254 - Leaning on Each Other

This week we tested our teamwork skills as our CEO took a proper vacation. 


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Agile

The 9 Most Confusing Pairs of Scrum Terms Explained

We asked Reddit which Scrum terms teams misunderstand the most.


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Friday Ship

#253 – Calendar Radar

This week, we added a new custom bot to our team’s Slack instance to broadcast what’s coming up on our all-company calendar.


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Agile

Why Agile is Loved, Loathed, and Lasting

To Agile or not to Agile? Throw the question out to programmers, consultants, or even Google, and you'll get love letters or tirades, with little in b...


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Friday Ship

#252 – Reuniting

This week, we scheduled—then cancelled—our first post-pandemic all-team retreat.


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Agile

The 5 Scrum Ceremonies Explained for Remote Teams

Scrum is one of the most popular agile frameworks for product development. In fact, 68% of teams self-identifying as agile say they practice some form...


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Friday Ship

#251 – Closing Deals

This week, our newest sales hire closed their first Enterprise deal.


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Engineering

Nesting GitHub’s API in your GraphQL Schema

GraphQL is great. Every GraphQL endpoint agrees to speak the same language of {data, errors} and that makes communication between servers easy. Now su...


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Agile Retrospectives

How to Kick-Start a Habit of Regular Retrospectives

Agile teams around the world understand how quickly small incremental changes every sprint can add up to huge improvements in team performance.


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Friday Ship

Friday Ship #250: Five Years of Building in Public

This week we celebrate our 250th Friday Ship.


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Meetings

Scrum Masters: Make These 11 Changes for More Productive Meetings

Remote meetings can easily wind up being unproductive. It might be hard to get the team talking or set a positive mood for your meeting. You might str...


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