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Meaningful Slack Alerts for Software Development Teams

August 24, 2020
Ariel Illouz

Slack alerts are necessary for dev team success. Which ones should your team be using?

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Project management tools are plan-first, not build-first: 3 solutions

August 12, 2020
Dan Lines

80% of the people involved in software development spend 80% of their time developing. Why use a tool designed for planning to manage dev team activities?

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LinearB Pulse board is the perfect blend of stories, branches, and PRs for dev teams

August 12, 2020
Boaz Dremer

Pulse filters are now live unlocking three new use cases: bug triage, daily stand-up and real-time status update. What is Pulse? Pulse syncs your Git branches and PRs to the relevant project stories so you see real-time updates for all of your features and bugs in a single view. We keep everyone on the same […]

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How I went from Dev to VP of R&D in 25 months

July 23, 2020
Dan Lines

Nadav Lev is far from your average VP of R&D His first “job” writing code was in the elite Israeli military intelligence agency Unit 8200.  Similar in function to the United States NSA, 8200 has been called  “the foremost technical intelligence agency in the world.”  Every Israeli serves in the military after high school. Only […]

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Kanban vs. Scrum: Which Is the Lesser of Two Evils?

July 23, 2020
LinearB

Organizations that want to become agile or improve their agility often find themselves asking the question of which approach is better for their projects — Kanban or Scrum.  As frameworks, both Kanban and Scrum enable organizations to stick to agile principles and execute their projects effectively. While there are quite a few differences between the […]

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Do Daily Scrum Meetings Suck or Are We Just Doing Them Wrong?

July 23, 2020
LinearB

Daily Scrum Meetings — Why They Suck and How We Can Reform Them Is Scrum, as a project management methodology, broken by default, or do we just suck at holding Scrum meetings? We’re leaning towards the latter. Scrum Isn’t Broken — You’re Just Doing It Wrong Image source: Barnes & Noble In all honesty, we […]

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Run your best retro ever with LinearB

July 18, 2020
LinearB

You made it. Your iteration is over. Time for the retrospective meeting. LinearB can help make your retro meeting more data-driven, while ensuring the team covers the most important items from across the team, including even those that may be hesitate to announce their successes. Run data-driven retro **Note: This article focuses on how any […]

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Daily Stand-Up: What 100+ devs want to do differently

July 17, 2020
Dan Lines

100+ people weighed in on the proposed framework for Stand-up 2.0. It’s time to hear directly from developers what would make our daily meeting valuable for them.

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Forks, New Sign-in Options, Outliers, and more: LinearB Release Notes

July 14, 2020
LinearB

Miki, Zuki, Oriel and Ariel (yes, it’s a rule here that dev names have to rhyme) are so excited about the latest LinearB release they were at a loss for words.  Don’t worry… Boaz, our product lead, was not 🙂 6 New Features in LinearB  1) Full support for forking For companies using fork methodology, […]

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“Too many meetings"… a dev’s cry for help: 5 things team leads can do

July 8, 2020
Dan Lines

Rule 4.1 of the developer constitution It’s the law. Software engineers have to hate meetings. If you’re caught enjoying yourself in a meeting you can get your dev card pulled. So be careful out there. And stay classy, San Diego. We’re bad at articulating the negative effects of meetings I knew right away as a […]

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Meaningful Slack Alerts for Software Development Teams
August 24, 2020
Ariel Illouz

Meaningful Slack Alerts for Software Development Teams

Slack alerts are necessary for dev team success. Which ones should your team be using?
Project management tools are plan-first, not build-first: 3 solutions
August 12, 2020
Dan Lines

Project management tools are plan-first, not build-first: 3 solutions

80% of the people involved in software development spend 80% of their time developing. Why use a tool designed for planning to manage dev team activities?
LinearB Pulse board is the perfect blend of stories, branches, and PRs for dev teams
August 12, 2020
Boaz Dremer

LinearB Pulse board is the perfect blend of stories, branches, and PRs for dev teams

Pulse filters are now live unlocking three new use cases: bug triage, daily stand-up and real-time status update. What is Pulse? Pulse syncs your Git branches and PRs to the relevant project stories so you see real-time updates for all of your features and bugs in a single view. We keep everyone on the same […]
How I went from Dev to VP of R&D in 25 months
July 23, 2020
Dan Lines

How I went from Dev to VP of R&D in 25 months

Nadav Lev is far from your average VP of R&D His first “job” writing code was in the elite Israeli military intelligence agency Unit 8200.  Similar in function to the United States NSA, 8200 has been called  “the foremost technical intelligence agency in the world.”  Every Israeli serves in the military after high school. Only […]
Kanban vs. Scrum: Which Is the Lesser of Two Evils?
July 23, 2020
LinearB

Kanban vs. Scrum: Which Is the Lesser of Two Evils?

Organizations that want to become agile or improve their agility often find themselves asking the question of which approach is better for their projects — Kanban or Scrum.  As frameworks, both Kanban and Scrum enable organizations to stick to agile principles and execute their projects effectively. While there are quite a few differences between the […]
Do Daily Scrum Meetings Suck or Are We Just Doing Them Wrong?
July 23, 2020
LinearB

Do Daily Scrum Meetings Suck or Are We Just Doing Them Wrong?

Daily Scrum Meetings — Why They Suck and How We Can Reform Them Is Scrum, as a project management methodology, broken by default, or do we just suck at holding Scrum meetings? We’re leaning towards the latter. Scrum Isn’t Broken — You’re Just Doing It Wrong Image source: Barnes & Noble In all honesty, we […]
Run your best retro ever with LinearB
July 18, 2020
LinearB

Run your best retro ever with LinearB

You made it. Your iteration is over. Time for the retrospective meeting. LinearB can help make your retro meeting more data-driven, while ensuring the team covers the most important items from across the team, including even those that may be hesitate to announce their successes. Run data-driven retro **Note: This article focuses on how any […]
Daily Stand-Up: What 100+ devs want to do differently
July 17, 2020
Dan Lines

Daily Stand-Up: What 100+ devs want to do differently

100+ people weighed in on the proposed framework for Stand-up 2.0. It’s time to hear directly from developers what would make our daily meeting valuable for them.
Forks, New Sign-in Options, Outliers, and more: LinearB Release Notes
July 14, 2020
LinearB

Forks, New Sign-in Options, Outliers, and more: LinearB Release Notes

Miki, Zuki, Oriel and Ariel (yes, it’s a rule here that dev names have to rhyme) are so excited about the latest LinearB release they were at a loss for words.  Don’t worry… Boaz, our product lead, was not 🙂 6 New Features in LinearB  1) Full support for forking For companies using fork methodology, […]
“Too many meetings"… a dev’s cry for help: 5 things team leads can do
July 8, 2020
Dan Lines

“Too many meetings"… a dev’s cry for help: 5 things team leads can do

Rule 4.1 of the developer constitution It’s the law. Software engineers have to hate meetings. If you’re caught enjoying yourself in a meeting you can get your dev card pulled. So be careful out there. And stay classy, San Diego. We’re bad at articulating the negative effects of meetings I knew right away as a […]

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