An Introduction to Scrum

Thomas Carney
October 28, 2015

Update: We've published a new blog post with the ultimate hands-on guide on how to implement Scrum in your team. Scrum evolved out of a problem: software projects were coming in way over budget and way too late. A team would have a software project...

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End of Safe Harbor – The Consequences

Thomas Carney
October 19, 2015

The CJEU's Recent Ruling and their Consequences for Organizations in Europe What was Safe Harbor About? EU organizations are not allowed to transfer personal data to countries outside the EU unless they guarantee adequate levels of protection. Safe...

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Use Git Commit Messages to Improve Your Planio Workflow

Thomas Carney
September 29, 2015

Git is tightly integrated into Planio. You can manually link a Git commit to an issue in Planio in the repository viewer. You might want to avoid this duplication of effort and save some time. You can reference particular issues, update issue statuses...

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Client Relationship Management: Avoiding the “Black Box” Problem

Thomas Carney
September 21, 2015

Here’s how clients often experience hiring outside talent for projects: they agree to pay you a huge amount of money for a result they’d like. They throw a few vague requirements over the wall to you, because they’re a little hazy on the actual details...

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Build Your Own Project Management Course

Thomas Carney
August 04, 2015

What would being better at running projects mean to you? What if you became a project management expert? What if you built your own project management course, skipping expensive fees and jumped straight to project guru status? Well, you’d start to get...

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When “Manual Automation” beats Coding up a Solution

Thomas Carney
July 08, 2015

When you start a business, it’s all about throwing things at the wall and seeing if it sticks. You've launched a new app, and you get your first five paying customers. You excitedly chat with each of them as part of their concierge onboarding. Or you...

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6 ethical persuasion techniques for project managers

Thomas Carney
June 22, 2015

It’s tough managing projects. You get input from the CEO, sales, marketing, support and customers, while trying to come up with a realistic plan about how to make the project happen. Your role feels more like a cattle herder when you’re trying to coax...

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Meet the Team: Growth Hacker Thomas Carney

June 11, 2015

I’m happy to welcome Thomas as Planio’s newest team member. His responsibilities will be writing content, diving into metrics and looking for ways to help Planio achieve world domination (of course). Let’s have a chat with Thomas so that we can learn...