How to overpower the micromanager inside you (and make him leave for good)

People love being managers because humankind is bossy by nature. There isn’t a person in the world who hasn’t thought that they may have done something better than the other person or a group, or tried to enforce their view of some sort of a solution on others. But when it comes to your everyday work environment, is it really necessary to manage all the details of the work entrusted to you and your team? If you’re saying no right now, but your heart and mind are screaming yes, you are probably battling your inner micromanager.

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Earned Value Management which values your time: Horreum EVM app for Jira

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If you are a project manager, chances are you’ve gotten familiar with the EVM concept early in your career. That also means you’ve used an EVM report template or had a privilege to make one yourself. We’ll admit to a certain amount of excitement while doing the EVM formulas calculation, tracking all the project costs and evaluating our project’s progress over time in EVM charts, but on the other hand, all those things take time, and as project managers, we know that time is always running out too fast.

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DIY: Google sheets dashboard

When documenting a project a lot of data builds up over time. In our company, project managers deal with tracking and taking note of everything that’s happening in the software development life cycle every day and combine that information in different reports, to oversee the entire project even better.

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If you’re doing these 4 things, your Instagram strategy should change immediately!

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An Instagram page has become a mandatory marketing channel for all kinds of businesses. Whether you’re a professional photographer or a software developing company, building a community of followers on Instagram is something that can bring your potential clients closer to you and your business goals. Are you getting it right? We’ve identified the 4 most common mistakes made on Instagram. To learn how to avoid them, go through this 3 minute read.

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Do you really need Continuous software development and why should you adopt it right now?

You know the situation when you have a great idea for a software product, you have the people for the job, they have the skills to build the product but still you find that there’s something missing in order for the development process to go smoothly and without disruptions? We do, too…

In this article, we’ll share with you how we managed to overcome those disruption by taking a turn in the right direction by starting to practice continuous software development as an everyday routine.

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Creative process from inception to implementation: An email signature that shares our values

When we, as professionals, communicate with business partners and clients as much as we hate to admit it, we follow a certain pattern. Holding on to conventional greetings, standard thanking and purpose statements and formal closing remarks ensures the message to be understood. The goal of this kind of communication is that the receiver feels appreciated and encouraged to give appropriate feedback stimulated by the content that’s been sent.

But what about the sender?

Step 1 of the creative process: The preparation

We took the time to analyze some emails from our own inboxes and had an important realization: we need more personalization. We are people communicating with other people, and given that we work in a highly creative and innovative environment of an IT company, the topics of our conversations are mostly new ideas and ways to improve existing hi-tech products. The standardized mailing patterns sometimes can’t be avoided, but to show that we invest a lot of heart into every message, we needed to reinvent at least the email signature and try to show our partners and clients that we’re firstly people and then extraordinary software developers.

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10 Tips for a Facebook Business Page that works

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Whether you like it or not, a big chunk of our lives is led online. We get our daily dose of information online, we meet up with friends to chat, we buy all kinds of stuff, listen to music, read books… Using the Internet to enhance the chances for success of our business seems like a logical plan. Set up a website, a Facebook and Instagram account, invite our friends to follow, put up nice pictures of products and everything is set for the big bucks to come dancing in. A piece of cake, right? Wrong!

So, if you don’t want to be an example of the “if it’s not on Facebook it didn’t happen” quote, we suggest you follow these 10 steps and learn how to utilize your Facebook page so it becomes your most valuable source of leads and opportunities.

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