ScrumGenius Blog

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

July Product Updates

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July Product Updates

Here at ScrumGenius, we’ve been working on some important changes to our product over the last couple months and we’re excited to show you what we've been working on behind the scenes, including custom scheduling and more report options!

How to Use Microsoft Teams Effectively Guide 2: Setting Up Your Account

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How to Use Microsoft Teams Effectively Guide 2: Setting Up Your Account

Microsoft Team is an incredibly useful app, but it can be hard to adapt to as well. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to help you get started with the app. Now that we’ve gone over the basics of Microsoft Teams, let’s talk about setting up your account and getting you started on your Microsoft Teams journey.

How to Configure ScrumGenius for Multiple Timezones

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How to Configure ScrumGenius for Multiple Timezones

We hear a lot from teams searching for the best solution to their timezone woes. With more teams working remotely more than ever, getting each & every member to fill in their check-ins at an optimal time for manager review is becoming increasingly important. So how do you configure ScrumGenius to handle time gaps? Here’s how to get the most out of our platform with distributed teams.

How To Use Microsoft Teams Effectively Guide 1: The Basics

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How To Use Microsoft Teams Effectively Guide 1: The Basics

Microsoft Team is an incredibly useful app, and it has a ton of customizable features to help it work for every team. But all of its extra functionality can make Microsoft Teams hard to adapt to as well. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to help you get started with the app. First, let's get you introduced to the fundamentals of Microsoft Teams.

How to Do Your Best Remote Work with Microsoft Teams

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How to Do Your Best Remote Work with Microsoft Teams

Transitioning to remote work can be tough, especially when you’re used to a traditional office setup. Navigating office communication tools can be even more confusing, but they can be incredibly helpful to boost your productivity. Here are our top nine tips to get the most out of Microsoft Teams when working from home.

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 productivity and happiness, the rapid adoption of WFH policies have 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 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 COVID-19) outbreak. Yet remote work is very different from traditional office work, and some may encounter difficulties in transitioning to working from home. To remedy that, here are 7 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.