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Ada Ivanoff, Dec 31

The Pros and Cons of Working with Freelancers

There are both benefits and disadvantages to working with freelancers. Ada explores the pros and cons and gives a few tips from her first-hand experience.
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M. David Green, Dec 19

Points of Confusion in Agile

M. David Green explores the confusion that can arise in agile methodology when story points and velocity are not used for their intended purpose.
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Charles Costa, Dec 17

What Makes a Successful Startup?

Charles Costa delves into the elements of a successful startup. Yes, there can be luck involved but ultimately it's how you shape the team around you.
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Ada Ivanoff, Nov 26

3 Risks When Growing Your Business

Growing your business might seem like the path to success but as Ada Ivanoff explains, there can be many downsides to business growth.
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M. David Green, Nov 14

Making Agile Retrospectives Productive

After working in the Agile methodology for a while, the usefulness of retrospectives may be questioned. Let's look at why retrospectives are important.
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Paul Boag, Nov 12

Are Meetings That Evil?

Meetings are becoming more widely perceived as being evil. Paul Boag discusses that while this may be true, meetings still have their place.
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Web
Peter Nijssen, Oct 27

Track Your Coding Productivity with WakaTime

How do you keep track of how much time you spend coding? Peter Nijssen takes a look at WakaTime, a tool designed to make the process easy.
11 COMMENTs
Entrepreneur
Khurram Aziz, Sep 03

The Effective Programmer's Secret Weapon: Time Tracking

For programmers, time tracking is an essential habit that can boost your productivity--and your income. This guide shows you how to get started.
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Design & UX
Kerry Butters, Aug 26

Designers Must-Reads #2: Web Designer’s Success Guide

Lots of us go into freelancing with neat design skills but little else. Kerry reviews a book written to fill in the gaps 'Web Designer’s Success Guide'.
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Web
Tim Evko, Jul 23

How Not to Get Overwhelmed as a Web Developer

The pressure to keep up to date as a web developer can take its toll. Here's Tim Evko with a guide to avoiding burnout and information overload.
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Jaana Kulmala, Jul 22

SaaS Owners: 3 Essential Metrics to Save Your Sanity

There are dozens of SaaS metrics you could track to measure the health of your business. Feeling overwhelmed? Start with these three.
7 COMMENTs
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M. David Green, Jul 15

Why Agile Sprints Are Not Tiny Waterfalls

Agile sprints share some features in common with a waterfall development cycle, but reducing sprints to mini waterfalls is destructive for an agile team.
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Entrepreneur
M. David Green, Jul 09

Do You Make These 7 Agile Estimation Mistakes?

Teams that are new to agile estimation make several common mistakes that can cripple their effectiveness in the long term.
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Web
Peter Nijssen, Jul 07

The Complete Guide to Nailing Your Next Interview

Job interviews are not easy. Peter Nijssen has some advice to help you put your best foot forward and land the job.
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Entrepreneur
M. David Green, Jul 01

3 Powerful Estimation Techniques for Agile Teams

It's common for new teams to struggle with estimation. These three estimation techniques for agile teams can help ease the transition.
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Entrepreneur
Jacco Blankenspoor, Jul 01

Top 5 Tools for Project Management

We reviewed the top tools for project management, including the big dogs and some lesser known options. Here's what we found.
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M. David Green, Jun 26

Why Managers Make Terrible Scrum Masters

In many companies, managers also serve as scrum masters. But a manager's duties fundamentally conflict with those of a scrum master.
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M. David Green, Jun 12

Is Your Scrum Standup Slowing You Down?

Handled properly, daily standups can increase productivity and transparency. But the ritual can become a problem. Here are ways to avoid standup pitfalls
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Mobile
Katrina Too, May 27

Tips When Hiring a Mobile App Developer

Tips and advice to follow when hiring a Mobile App Developer for your killer app idea.
99 COMMENTs
Entrepreneur
Jacco Blankenspoor, May 19

5 Time-Tracking Tools for Web-Addicted Freelancers

Tracking your time might be what you need to go from struggling freelancer to successful small-business owner. Jacco shows you five pain-free ways to do it.
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Jacco Blankenspoor, May 14

Top 5 Accounting Tools for Freelancers and Small Businesses

Jacco Blankenspoor reviews the top five accounting tools for freelancers and outlines their features.
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Entrepreneur
Jacco Blankenspoor, May 12

Top 5 CRM Tools for Freelancers and Small Businesses

A your business grows, it becomes harder to track your communications. That’s where Customer Relationship Management tools come into play.
Web
Craig Buckler, Apr 05

Untying Digital Adaptation with Paul Boag

Craig speaks to Paul Boag about his new book, Digital Adaptation, which gives developers the tools to instigate a web revolution in their workplace!
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Kerry Butters, Mar 04

How To Really Measure the ROI of Social Efforts

The value of social media has been questioned extensively over the past few years, with many skeptical it can really prove beneficial and provide a good return on investment. It's taken a little time, but most SMBs and large organizations alike now realize that social media is an excellent driver when it comes to traffic and reputation. We're seeing more and more creative use of social media, better branded accounts and even better, the ability to use social media properly. By this I mean, using social media as it was meant to be used. As a means for promotion, with a friendly (social) tone, to facilitate great customer service and generate excellent feedback. Of course, some companies still struggle with getting it right and for the most part, this is due to a lack of time, resources and the understanding of just how it can benefit a business. With this in mind, how is it possible to prove ROI to clients in order to convince them that it's worth the time and effort?