Group chat is on fire! It is growing incredibly both in terms of numbers and in importance. We’ve become a tier one, mission critical app for many companies. In fact, some companies truly run their business within chat. This is called “chatops,” and it is how teams collaborate to run their business.
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If you’ve been using HipChat, you already know how much faster work gets done when using chat. But let’s amp up your work productivity another notch.
If you’re not using all of HipChat’s productivity-enhancing features like keyboard shortcuts, you’re wasting precious time. And that just drives us crazy!
When your team is moving at the speed of agile, communication is the force holding it all together. It’s one of the primary laws of physics. You know – gravity, relativity, communication.
Just as everything that goes up will come down, teams that communicate effectively will work faster and better together. Open and frequent communication creates a safe space for teammates to ask questions, share information, and make informed decisions.
Just last month we gave emoticon-creating powers to everyone (not just admins), and it was the dawn of a new era:
Agile development was created with the idea that teams would work in close proximity with one another in order to operate faster as a team. But, let’s be honest, working remotely today is as ubiquitous as Elvis in Vegas. Most businesses now have a few – or several – distributed teams. And for good reason. Strong talent can be found in less competitive markets, and teams can work around the clock.
“Agile” is defined in the dictionary as “able to move quickly and easily.” You can apply that to your ninja nunchuck skills, yoga moves, or, even, the way your team works.
The agile methodology is an alternative to traditional project management that uses an iterative approach to software delivery. Broken up into “sprints,” teams can tackle tasks in pieces and review along the way.