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Asynchronous Communication

Synchronous vs Asynchronous Communication: Complete Guide For Remote Teams

Posted on May 18th, 2021.

Some experts tell that asynchronous communication is the future of the work. Other leaders say that we can’t refuse synchronous communication. Who’s right?  In this article, you will find a complete guide on different ways of team communication and practical examples.  Here are the main topics of the article: Communication...

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Asynchronous Communication

Asynchronous Communication: How To Run Meetings

Posted on April 27th, 2021.

Stop wasting your time on team meetings. Asynchronous communication is one of the core principles why remote work is effective.  A growing number of remote companies last year proved dozens of reports about remote work. Employee productivity increases during work from home. For example, Stanford’s research and Cisco’s...

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Asynchronous Communication

What is Asynchronous Communication?

Posted on April 20th, 2021.

Asynchronous Communication is a key element for team productivity even if your team is not remote. Maybe you’ll be surprised – asynchronous communication is not only more effective but also helps people to complete the most important work and feel fulfillment. Let’s check how it works and how to build effective asynchronous...

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Employee Engagement

Daily Stand-ups are a Must! Here’s Why.

Posted on August 12th, 2020.

Daily stand-ups, check-ins, and OKR are growing in popularity so you and your team should give us a try! Don't lag behind all the teams and start-ups. With Focus, you'll find ease in fostering clarity and teamwork across all types of departments and projects!

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OKR

Moonshot and Roofshot OKRs: Learn about the two types of OKRs

Posted on July 14th, 2020.

We always hear that we should shoot for the stars, but what does that really mean? It’s great to set big goals but how big should you aim for? What are these Moonshots and Roofshot OKRs and in which context should you apply them? Which one is right for my company or team? These are all good questions and you’ve come to the...

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OKR

What’s the difference between OKRs vs. KPIs?

Posted on July 11th, 2020.

No matter how long you’ve been in business, you’re bound to be overwhelmed by all the acronyms tossed around. In this article, we’ll discuss OKRs vs. KPIs, two popular acronyms that help you set your goals, and measure performances and results. We’ve covered OKRs a bunch in previous posts, so we’ll start with KPIs. We’ll discuss...

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Interviews

Madhuri Aggarwal: About remote work, technologies, and skills for PMs

Posted on April 23rd, 2020.

We interviewed Madhuri Aggarwal, a senior business consultant solving product challenges for clients such as eBay and Cisco. Madhuri shared her expertise in product management and favorite tools and processes she uses on a daily basis.  What’s your background, and what are you working on? With a masters in marketing and...

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OKR

What is OKR and why everyone talks about it

Posted on April 15th, 2020.

This is a story about how we increased team performance and the quality of work by using OKR. Here are the topics of the article: What is OKR? Weaknesses of OKRs Benefits of OKRs Top 3 mistakes in OKRs How to use OKRs It was several years ago when we began using OKRs in the company Kepler Leads, which is a conversion rate optimization...

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Scrum

Scrum Master: How to run Scrum Meetings with a Team?

Posted on December 12th, 2019.

There is a focus on high-quality of product development in Scrum methodology. That’s why scrum meetings have high priority and run by a scrum master. The main goal of the scrum meeting is team synchronization.  Who is a scrum master? The better definition of a scrum master role is “servant leader”.  Scrum master’s goal is to...

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Scrum

8 Key Rules on How to run Better Scrum Meetings

Posted on December 5th, 2019.

Scrum standup is a daily meeting that helps product teams to be more effective and analyze their routines. The recommended length of the meeting is 15 minutes, however, it depends on the team size. All members of the product team participate in the standups, not only the product owner and scrum master. Scrum meetings or Daily Standups...