When I was struggling to stay on top of my new responsibilities, I was asking the same question. Over time, I discovered task management techniques, to-do list apps and how to stay off Twitter to focus on work that matters.
I’m writing this task management guide because I want to share with you what I’ve learned since being thrown from office grunt work to the hectic life of a startup employee.
Over the next few chapters, I’ll be writing a huge guide to task management that will help you write your to-do list, stay on top of your workload and get more done.
The following is a guest post by Darren Chait, Co-Founder at Hugo. Hugo is the meeting note platform that keeps your team connected with what your customers are thinking and saying. It enables fast-moving teams to make meeting insights shareable and actionable in their existing tools.
As a startup guy, my world is full of buzzwords. We’re disrupting a space, have pivoted, got our minimum valuable product (MVP) out to our total addressable market (TAM) and even had a ‘.ai’ domain name. Undoubtedly, one of my ‘favorites’ is ‘team alignment’.
Maybe some teams can get by without strictly following documented processes every day, but when it comes to agile software development teams, it’s simply not an option to operate in the dark.
Since software is complex and easy to mess up, processes mean the difference between a great product and a crappy one. Without processes, software teams will spend more time squashing bugs and dealing with support headaches than they will actually developing the product…
The exact reason we created Process Street is to help businesses avoid that nightmarish cycle, and, of course, we use Process Street ourselves to help run the agile processes behind the scenes.
And, finally, we have a set of training processes:
How to set up your development environment
Pull request review failed procedure
Pull request merge procedure
These are all regular tasks for the team, and the reason they were created was because we found they have a high margin for error.
Scroll down to find the exact processes we use.
If you want to tighten up the way your software team works, hit your sprint targets, and efficiently train new development hires, then this post will show you how. We even reveal the exact processes we use and a workflow diagram detailing the journey an issue takes from start to end. Continue Reading
In this episode of the Business Systems Explored podcast we talk to Tom Cagely, the host of SPaMcast and Agile expert, about Agile software development.
When it comes to agile software development, it can be hard to get a comprehensive place to start. Thankfully, this week we speak to Agile veteran and host of SPaMcast, Tom Cagley. Tom goes through the whole Agile process, from tools to best practices. He explains it simply enough for anyone to understand, but also lets us in on a few advanced techniques that surprised us.
Whether you’re actually managing a software team, or just looking to work more efficiently, Agile is well worth adopting in your business. It was born out of the same movement as the lean startup, so you may be already familiar with it, but there’s always room for improvement. Listen to this podcast to learn more.