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Kanban Boards: the Psychology of Cards

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Thomas Carney
April 28, 2016

You see the whiteboard covered with tiny little cards arranged in columns below? You’re looking at a Kanban board. And it might just change everything about how you work. Kanban originated in the 1950s when Toyota revolutionized how they manufactured...

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There’s a Productivity System for You. Choose Yours.

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Thomas Carney
April 13, 2016

In my first job out of college, I read a book called “Getting Things Done”. The book unleashed a massive wave of inspiration in me. I had visions of being a relentless executive, churning through new initiatives at a furious rate. So, I got religion...

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Redmine Plugins: The Top 8 Planio-Approved Plugins

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Thomas Carney
April 06, 2016

Redmine plugins build on core functionality of Redmine for special use cases or time-saving additions. You’ll find that plugins range from large functions such as managing customer support requests or resource allocation to very small features such...

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Working Remotely – Jack’s Journey Out of the Office

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Thomas Carney
March 29, 2016

Employees regularly cite the option of working remotely as something they’d love. In fact, 80-90% of U.S. workers say they’d like to work from home at least part of the time. At the same time, not all companies favor remote work. Yahoo famously banned...

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The Agile Board Gets an Upgrade

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Thomas Carney
February 25, 2016

The Agile board in Planio is a great way to manage your project using agile methodologies such as Scrum. It’s also a great way to visualize the current state of tasks in Planio, even if you aren’t using an agile framework. Recently, we’ve updated the...

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Speeding up Git at Planio

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February 05, 2016

This is a story about how a significant increase in the number of Git repositories at Planio resulted in a noticeable service slowdown and how we were able to not only fix this but to provide a sustained speedup of the whole service. At Planio,...

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A Data-Safe Dropbox Alternative: Git + SparkleShare

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Thomas Carney
January 05, 2016

Dropbox is probably the best known cloud storage provider on the market. But it comes with a catch: they store your data on servers in the United States. Now, up until recently, that wasn’t a problem, because they self-certified under the “Safe Harbor...

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Cross-Browser Testing: A Practical How-To Guide

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Thomas Carney
December 22, 2015

There’s an old internet rumor that the total cost of supporting Internet Explorer 6 would have handily covered the cost of a manned expedition to Mars. I had a quick look in our Google Analytics account, and I’m happy to say that over the last year...

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