Why tools don’t matter

This was the fifth project kickstart meeting. Two developers are arguing whether to use Slack or HipChat for team communication. A new developer in the team was convinced that ┬áStanduply was much more efficient than having face-to-face meetups. Another one wanted slack integration for making daily deployment. Just a few days ago, we had settled … Continue reading Why tools don’t matter

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A short list of my preferred PM tools

Before I jump into this topic, I'd like to mention that I've had some pretty passionate discussions with a lot of people about whether in any engineering process, tools matter at all. While I've mostly maintained that they don't, a logical conclusion always seems to be that they should matter only to the extent to which they make you productive.