Delegate like a pro

How to Delegate Like a Pro

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Maddy Osman
June 09, 2017

It might surprise you to hear that you don’t have to do everything. And if you have employees or dedicated team members, you really shouldn’t do everything. While there are some things that you feel particularly responsible for regarding the final...

Work from home

10 Ways to Be Productive When Working from Home

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Maddy Osman
May 22, 2017

Distraction is hard to beat when working from home, especially if you have to use your computer to accomplish tasks. On top of that, working from home means dealing with pets, potentially kids, and household chores that are begging to be done. Let...

Quantity beats quality

Why quantity beats (and creates) quality

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Belle Beth Cooper
April 05, 2017

If you asked me anytime in the past few years about whether I thought quantity or quality was more important, I would have said hands down, quality. With the internet making it easier than ever for more people to create and share their work, there...

Learn to love networking

How you can learn to love networking

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Belle Beth Cooper
March 06, 2017

Working in the tech industry, I know networking is important. I’ve seen a whole host of benefits from the networking I’ve done in the past, including: Finding new clients as a freelancer Finding a new full-time job Help with spreading the word...

Persuade people

The best ways to persuade people

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Belle Beth Cooper
January 25, 2017

I get really nervous about asking people for things. I hate confrontation, and I find it uncomfortable to ask for a favor or to try to persuade someone of my point of view. It turns out, I’m not alone. Most people don’t like asking others for favors...

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QA in Software Engineering

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Thomas Carney
January 09, 2017

“tetris” by Nicolas Esposito, CC BY 2.0 When software crashes, you are increasingly likely to lose more than your high score in Tetris. Our cars, our airplanes, and health care systems all rely more and more on software. As Marc Andreessen says,...

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How Software AG Implements Scrum using Planio

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Alexander Lemm
November 23, 2016

This is a guest post from Alexander Lemm, Manager Global Consulting Portfolio at Software AG. We are a happy Planio customer using a customized Enterprise Planio instance since 2010. Initially, our consulting division used it to collaborate with our...