Standuply as a Tool to Make Your Scrum Processes 100% Effective


Scrum is probably the most popular software development methodology. What is it? What is special about this approach? This is a kind of framework that allows you to successfully solve the problems of software development of high complexity and importance. Taking into account all the features and work specs, Scrum has remarkable functionality flexibility. The software distribution kits installed on computers of different developers can be completely different from each other but this fact won't stop fine tuning. Scrum is also accessible and understandable even for those who do not have any experience in the IT niche. However, it is difficult to master this methodology deeply. Scrum has been used quite successfully in project management for the last several years.

What Can Standuply Do for You?

Information spreads very fast in the modern world. Consequently the methods of project running are constantly changing. There fore, the most important success indicator for an online company is the quality of team communication. No matter you lead a remote team or in-house specialists, you are to run all the internal processes in such a way that none of your employees should ask what he has to do and why he needs to work on a particular task. Planning sprint retrospective with Standuply Slack bot can be a great solution for you.

It turns out that Slack and the applications developed for it can satisfy almost all the needs of the product manager. There are still a lot of high-quality and useful products specifically for Slack. And Standuply is one of them. The solution is designed for holding online meetings, sharing inputs and analyzing results the team has achieved during the sprint.

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App developers have invested much time and a lot of efforts making the solution highly functional and easy to use. Here are some of the unique benefits of Standuply:

  • multi-admin access rights;
  • asynchronous video and voice standups;
  • integrations with Jira, Trello, Github,
  • functionality for backlog grooming and sprint planning;
  • the possibility to adjust Slack bot features to particular needs of the project;
  • the possibility to access standups history at any point of time;
  • sending standups summary to email;
  • sprint board analyze feature.

It is easy to lead a team and run a project effectively when you have an appropriate tool at hand. Thus, you will never forget about a meeting and will hold it in such a way that every teammate will understand what has to be improved in the next sprint. Invest minimum resources and run successful projects, and motivate every team member to invest maximum efforts in the collective goal.

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2020 is Around the Corner: Here's How To Design Your Next Decade

Personally, I am over the top excited that we are on the cusp of turning the page on not only a new year but also on a new 10-year window of opportunities and possibilities!

You may be thinking, whoa…I am just embracing the fall season…yikes… it is tough to think about a new decade!

Yet it is this groundwork, this forward thought that you put in place TODAY that will propel you and lead you into greatness in 2020 and beyond. Designing a new decade rests in your ability to vision, in your willingness to be curious, in your awareness of where you are now and what you most want to curate. Essentially, curating what's next is about tapping into today with confidence, conviction, and decision. Leading YOU starts now. This is your new next. It is your choice.

Sometimes to get to that 'next', you need to take a step back to reflect. Please pardon my asking you to spend time in yesterday. Those who know me personally, know that I created and continue to grow my business based on enabling the present moment as a springboard for living your legacy. So, indulge me here! True, I am asking you to peek into the past, yet it is only in order for you to bring the essence of that past forward into this moment called NOW.

One of the best ways to tap into what's next is to clarify what drives you. To design a new decade, ask yourself this question about the past ten years:

What worked? What were my successes?

Make a list of your achievements big and small. Don't type them, but rather use ink and paper and sit with and savor them. Move your thoughts and your successes from your head, to your heart, to your pen, to the paper. Remember that on the flip side of goals not attained and New Year's resolutions abandoned, there was more than likely some traction and action that moved you forward, even if the end result was not what you expected. Once you have a full list of a decade's worth of personal and professional accomplishments, think about how this makes you feel. Do you remember celebrating all of them? My guess is no. So, celebrate them now. Give them new life by validating them. Circle the successes that resonate with you most right now. Where can you lean into those accomplishments as you power into the decade ahead?

Now comes a tougher question, one that I used myself in my own mid-life reinvention and a question I adore because in a moment's time it provides you with a quick reconnect to your unique inner voice.

If it were 10 years ago and nothing were standing in your way, no fear or excuses to contend with…what would you do?

Don't overthink it. The brilliance of this question is that it refocuses purpose. Whatever first came to mind when you answered this for yourself is at its core a powerful insight into defining and redefining the FUTURE decade. Bring your answer into the light of today and what small piece of it is actionable NOW? Where is this resonating and aligning with a 2019 version of yourself?

Then, based on your success list and your answer to the above question, what is your 2020 vision for your business and for the business of YOU?

Designing a new decade begins as a collection of 3,650 opportunities. 3,650 blank slates of new days ahead in which to pivot and propel yourself forward. Every single one of those days is a window into your legacy. An invitation to be, create, explore, and chip away at this thing we call life. One 24-hour segment at a time.

While you have a decade ahead to work on design improvements, you have the ability to begin manifesting this project of YOU Version 2020 right NOW. Based on exploring the exercises in this post, begin executing your vision. Ask questions. Be present. Let go of 2019 and the past 10 years so that you can embrace the next 10. Position acceptance and self-trust at the forefront of how you lead you. One choice at a time.

Don't get bogged down in the concept of the next 10 years. Instead position clarity and intention into each new day, starting today. Then chase every one of those intentions with an in-the-moment commitment and solution toward living a legendary life!