ScrumGenius Blog

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

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.

How to Hold Better Meetings With Slack

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How to Hold Better Meetings With Slack

As workplaces become more complex, meetings increase in length and frequency. They also take time, planning, and coordination. Fortunately, meetings don’t have to be all doom and gloom, especially if you use Slack.

Getting Started Guide Part 1

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Getting Started Guide Part 1

ScrumGenius can help you and your team save wasted workday time and focus on the things that matter without getting rid of the human connection. Yet we know that it can be difficult to get started, and your team may be wary of switching to new software. So we’ve put together this guide to show you how ScrumGenius can work for you.

How to Utilize Rockefeller Habits with ScrumGenius

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How to Utilize Rockefeller Habits with ScrumGenius

In 2002, Verne Harnish brought the Rockefeller Habits into the consciousness of the business world. These habits can help you maximize every aspect of business life, but they can be especially helpful when thinking about and organizing standups. Here are three ways ScrumGenius helps you utilize the Rockefeller habits in your workplace meetings.

11 Best Tips & Tricks to Supercharge Microsoft Teams Productivity

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11 Best Tips & Tricks to Supercharge Microsoft Teams Productivity

With 13 million active daily users, Microsoft Teams is one of the most popular workplace chat platforms on the internet. Teams all over the world use it to make communication more effective. But there are also a lot of hidden ways Microsoft Teams can supercharge your team’s efficiency even further, and we’ve listed 11 of them here.

The 6 Best Practices to Promote Efficiency in Remote Teams

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The 6 Best Practices to Promote Efficiency in Remote Teams

Managing teams in different places often comes with its own set of difficulties. You can’t communicate the same way, especially if you have team members in different time zones, and that can often lead to problems that massively impact your team’s efficiency. But there are also many ways to help improve productivity within remote teams, and we’ve listed some of them here.

Product Update: Disk Encryption and Custom Data Retention Periods

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Product Update: Disk Encryption and Custom Data Retention Periods

As of July 17, all of ScrumGenius’ data is now encrypted on disk with the industry-standard AES-256 encryption algorithm and custom data retention periods can be set, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and secure.

7 Amazing Slack Apps for Happier and More Productive Remote Teams

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7 Amazing Slack Apps for Happier and More Productive Remote Teams

Slack is an amazing tool for communication and collaboration, especially for remote teams who often have their own unique challenges. Thankfully, there are many ways to combat these difficulties and keep your teams happy and productive, and they can be found in Slack’s app directory.

Product Update: Slack Content Block Layout Support

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Product Update: Slack Content Block Layout Support

One of the biggest drawbacks to automated stand-ups is the inability to customize answer formats. ScrumGenius is excited to announce that we’ve debuted content block layouts, so you can customize your answers and add as much detail as your heart desires to make your stand-ups even richer than before.