ScrumGenius Blog

We write articles about project management, remote working, agile development and our own product updates.

How to Use Private Questions for COVID-19 Health Checks

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How to Use Private Questions for COVID-19 Health Checks

Due to COVID-19, working from home has become a necessity. Though remote work can increase employee productivity and happiness, the rapid adoption of WFH policies around the world has blurred the boundaries between work and personal life. That's why we at ScrumGenius are introducing a new feature — private reports —to help team leads manage and monitor their team's physical and mental health.

May Product Updates

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May Product Updates

At ScrumGenius, our goal is to help our customers increase their productivity and work smarter, especially in these trying times. Here's how we've updated our product to better suit our clients' needs over the last few months.

7 Common Working From Home Problems & How To Fix Them

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7 Common Working From Home Problems & How To Fix Them

Making the adjustment to working from home can be difficult, especially when you’re used to an office setup. Everything from focus issues to feelings of disconnectedness to even physical problems can arise unexpectedly and affect your productivity and health. That’s why we’ve rounded up seven common WFH problems and how to fix them.

Working from Home Guide: Remote Work Tips & Tricks

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Working from Home Guide: Remote Work Tips & Tricks

Working from home (WFH) has become much more attractive for many due to the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak). Yet remote work is very different from traditional office work, and some may encounter difficulties in making the transition to working from home. To remedy that, here are seven strategies to do your best remote work.

Boost Your Productivity with Zapier and ScrumGenius

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Boost Your Productivity with Zapier and ScrumGenius

At ScrumGenius, our goal is to help our customers boost their productivity and communication to make your workflow run smoother. That’s why we’re a fan of Zapier, an automation app that helps you connect your everyday apps together to help keep everyone up to date and on task. Here's what our updated integration with Zapier can do for you.

February Product Updates

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February Product Updates

At ScrumGenius, our goal is to help our customers boost their productivity and communication to make your workflow run smoother. We hope these updates will make our product better in helping you achieve these goals.

Standup Report Questions for Designers

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Standup Report Questions for Designers

ScrumGenius’ standups are incredibly helpful to get quick, easy metrics on your team’s goals, blockers and tasks. But you can get even more information if you tailor your standup questions to best fit your teams and their unique metrics. Here are some sample questions you can ask your design teams to get the most out of ScrumGenius, inspired by the real-life standups of our customers.

November Product Updates

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November Product Updates

We’ve been listening to what our clients have been saying and made some changes to our sign-in options and added more integrations over the last month. Here are some of these changes and how they can benefit you.

How Much Time and Money Are You Wasting In Standups?

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How Much Time and Money Are You Wasting In Standups?

Standups are a useful tool to help teams regroup and stay up to date. Yet they can also dramatically bring down your team’s workflow and productivity. And while there are many ways to cut wasted time in standups, in-person meetings can still waste valuable time and money. That’s why we’ve put together this calculator so you can find out how much time and money our standups can save you.

Microsoft Teams Updates (July - September)

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Microsoft Teams Updates (July - September)

Microsoft Teams is an incredible product, and they’re always making changes to their software to make it work better and their customers happier. But it can sometimes be hard to parse through all of their updates to find out what applies to you and how they can help you work smarter. That’s why we’ve put together this list of relevant updates over the last few months for our ScrumGenius clients so you can stay in the loop.

Top 8 HR Apps for Increased Efficiency in Microsoft Teams

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Top 8 HR Apps for Increased Efficiency in Microsoft Teams

For HR teams, Microsoft Teams saves time, increases efficiency, and lets you focus on the most important aspects of your job. With smart apps that easily integrate with Teams, you can simplify your work and ensure your company is powered by the best tools. We’ll help you set up and ensure you are equipped with the best human resources tools to make your job easier.

October Product Updates

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October Product Updates

We’ve been listening to what our clients have been saying and made some changes to our Microsoft integrations and added extra customization for vacations and standup reports these last few months. Here are some of these changes and how they can benefit you.

The Best Standup Questions For Developers

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The Best Standup Questions For Developers

ScrumGenius’ standups are incredibly helpful to get quick, easy metrics on your team’s goals, blockers and tasks. But you can get even more information if you customize your standup questions to fit your teams. Here are some sample questions to ask your software development teams to get the most out of ScrumGenius.

Building Trust and Communication in Remote Teams

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Building Trust and Communication in Remote Teams

Building a good platform of trust and communication can be hard for any team. But it’s even harder for remote teams who don’t get the traditional face-to-face interaction. Fortunately, there are many ways to help foster trust and communication in your remote teams, and we’ve listed some of them here.

7 Ways To Keep In-Office Teams Happy and Productive

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7 Ways To Keep In-Office Teams Happy and Productive

Keeping your office teams happy and engaged can be a tough task, but it’s an important part of running a successful organization. Happy employees do better work, and better work helps companies grow. Here are seven ways to help you boost employee morale and create better, more productive teams.

10 Best Email Productivity Hacks

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10 Best Email Productivity Hacks

Email is an essential part of business, but it can be your biggest source of wasted time. Many people find themselves sending dozens of emails every day just to try and keep up. And if your inbox gets too cluttered, you can lose important information. Fortunately, there are many ways you can take back your email, and we’ve listed 10 of them here.

Why Your Company Needs Remote Teams

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Why Your Company Needs Remote Teams

Remote work is becoming more popular in today’s workforce, and it can positively impact your team’s efficiency and morale in many ways. Unfortunately, many companies are still hesitant to embrace it. So we’ve rounded up five reasons why remote work can help your company boost productivity, employee satisfaction and transparency.

Product Updates: July (Data, Security and Upgrades)

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Product Updates: July (Data, Security and Upgrades)

We’ve been listening to what our clients have been saying and made some security, data retention and product updates to ScrumGenius in July. Here are some of our changes and how they can benefit you.

7 Cisco Webex Teams Hacks to Make Your Team More Efficient

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7 Cisco Webex Teams Hacks to Make Your Team More Efficient

Cisco Webex Teams is one of the most popular workplace communication platforms in the world alongside Slack and Microsoft Teams, and it helps a lot of teams become more efficient and work together better. However, there are also many ways to boost Webex Teams’ benefits even further. Here are seven of them.

Getting Started Guide Part 2

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Getting Started Guide Part 2

ScrumGenius is extraordinarily helpful for many teams, but we know it can be difficult and complicated to get started. Here’s how to get the most out of your workdays and maximize your team’s efficiency once you’ve started the onboarding process.