Planio Blog: Project Management

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...

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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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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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An Introduction to Scrum

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Thomas Carney
October 28, 2015

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 that was supposed to take 18 months to complete. They’d spend 12 months on requirements, then start development...