Management

Projects and line activities under one roof

Project teams expect flexible soluton that encompasses all types of work. TaskBeat supports tracking your long haul projects, along with line activities providing one-stop-shop solution. Many companies mix and match long investment projects with support ticketing system, however tracking work in two separate solution leads to conflicts in priorities. Many years of experience with designing […]

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Everything is a process

Everything is a process. Embrace it. The marketing, operations, development is no longer a project, it’s a process. Everything is subject to continual development, continual improvement, including the work and products of each department. That’s why project management tools fall short at the moment and this is exactly why process management software is on the […]

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Software Development Lifecycle

Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) is one of the most well-defined processes within the company which applies to all software, including TaskBeat. The process defines six stages that each release is going through to ensure the quality standards are met. The quality of our software depends heavily and equally on two factors: adoption and execution of […]

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Managing remote workforce

Yahoo came under fire for their no-remote work policy recently. There has been a lot of criticisim from various sources — namely people who depend or invest heavily into are supporting the model of remote work. The media from CNN to Twitter have been flooded with opinions siding either with those who benefit from remote […]

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Evidence based management

What makes use of TaskBeat so special in software development or in developing any other creative, non-standard work is: summaries for project metrics, in particular the multi-dimensional time/cost evidence of work already completed by the team. Management metrics allow measuring true efforts based on actual expenditure, projects or activities. This in turn allows management to […]

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Ten fold the average

In procedural work the best are twice better than the average. In creative/inventive work, the best are ten fold better than the average. Your management style and the tools you use need to reflect on the importance and the specifics of managing creative work. It’s not true that no management is the way to go […]

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Getting more

When we’ve first started with TaksBeat we had two junior developers on the team. They actually were good developers however we’ve lost them both just after they’ve completed the first year. By all means one year is a long time at the company changing so fast as we had many more developers who have not […]

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Transparency

Delivering great is about transparency. We’ve talked about this over this year at bootcamps, universities and communities across few cities this year. Over and over again the same story that was the universal theme of virtually every public speak I gave this year. Most of the time this was received well and I still believe […]

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Value of a good CTO

Every startup has to have a good CTO. This is the role that cannot be underestimated as much of the success will depend on who is going to be running the technology department of your business. You might be tempted to appoint the best technical geek to the role but in fact you should realise […]

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Development team changes

Beginning new year 2013 there are some changes we’re making in our team structure. M.Zagozda will join P.Łukasik as the lead developer of the product for an interim basis. Maciej has previously been the ad-hoc developer for the company taking over occasionally of the troubled development and mentoring junior developers from time to time.

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