How to Convince Your Development Team to Use Unito

Getting buy-in from your development team to try a new app isn’t always easy. Even if your development team’s current workflow isn’t super productive, they may have gotten comfortable with their preferred routine. Before you get them to share that “a-HA!” moment and try something new, you’re going to run into several objections like: “I […]

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How to Maintain and Prioritize an Effective Product Backlog

Product backlogs are a critical facet of Agile project management. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a product backlog is a single, prioritized list of desired product features and improvements. They’re a huge resource for great ideas. Especially if it’s an open backlog, where everyone in the company – or even customers themselves – can […]

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How to Export GitHub Issues to GitLab and Bitbucket & keep them in sync

The recent news of Microsoft acquiring GitHub has caused a flurry of people to investigate how to export GitHub repos to other platforms. While that may seem a little extreme to some, we thought we’d write a handy guide to help you test out using a platform like GitLab or Bitbucket in parallel with your […]

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Asana tips: Your collaborators don’t have Asana accounts? Here’s how to keep them informed.

Throughout the course of your project, you will most likely have to collaborate with people outside of your team, such as contractors, vendors, freelancers, partners, or clients. While it’s easy to share information with people who have Asana accounts, what do you do if they don’t? Luckily, you can still keep non-users in the loop […]

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Tool Dysfunction: Can Workflow Process Customization Go Too Far?

With any tool designed to help you manage your team’s or organization’s workflow process, there comes a point when dealing with the structures and limitations of the tool becomes a massive task in and of itself. Who is at fault when a tool becomes a burden on your team, or when that tool starts negatively […]

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Project Prioritization: Create a Destination for Unsorted Tasks in Asana and Trello

As your team progresses through a project, new tasks will likely be added to it frequently. If the said project has been prioritized and organized into lists, it’s important to create a destination for new tasks – to separate them from those which have already been planned and sorted. Otherwise, when a team member adds […]

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Remote Management 101: How To Empower Your Remote Team With Digital Tools

There are many advantages to allowing employees work remotely. Cost savings; access to a broader talent pool without concern for geographic location; and granting workers the flexibility, convenience, and comfort of working from home are just a few. However, a remote team that doesn’t have the online remote management tools necessary to communicate, organize, structure, […]

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Getting Started With Trello: Master Project Organization

Welcome to the world of Trello! This post is a no-frills quick guide to setting up and using the handy tool to maximize project organization In this particular guide, we’ll be focusing on managing a work project involving a small team. Trello’s features and functionalities let you do a lot more than just that, but […]

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How to Manage Project Deliverables by Watching Deleted Tasks in Asana

If you’re managing a team, you’re likely accountable for the multitude of project deliverables and tasks assigned to your employees. This means you’ll need to know if they delete any of their tasks without completing them, and why. Is it because they don’t have time to finish them? Are they overwhelmed? Or did they delete […]

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Trello is ready for enterprise & large teams with new custom fields + Unito

Trello’s new custom fields API brings the kind of power & flexibility that large teams need, especially when Trello & Unito work together. Now you can take the custom fields that any Trello powerup creates, and sync them to another tool, or sync any fields from other tools to Trello. This creates powerful new workflows […]

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Workflowy vs Dynalist for Building To-Do Lists

When you’re managing several solo projects at the same time, it can seem your like life is one long To-Do list. Each project has a list, each meeting has a list; there are lists of things that need to be done, there are lists of lists. A great solution to managing all these is using […]

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How to Make the Most of Unlimited Trello Labels

Using Trello labels opens up a wealth of possibilities for organizing and filtering cards across lists. Used to their fullest extent, labels make it easy to display key information, group cards across lists, and find cards that match a given criteria. The best news is, you an have an unlimited amount! Let’s take a look […]

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Why Single Source of Truth Data Systems Kill Team Collaboration

Every department in your organization will use different tools to carry out their tasks – and this can lead to information silos. To address this problem, some companies have tried to create a centralized database that holds a ‘Single Source of Truth’ (SSoT), aggregating data from all their other platforms to create an up-to-date view […]

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Asana Project Tracking Tips: How to Watch Tasks Privately

As a manager, you are likely accountable for multiple tasks assigned to other people. It’s always good to follow these tasks and keep an eye on their progress, but sometimes you may want to watch them privately. In these cases, you can add certain tasks to a private project by multihoming them. Since the project […]

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The Best Trello Add Ons and Chrome Extensions You Need To Play With

While Trello out of the box is an extremely useful and versatile application, it lacks some of the features a project manager – especially an Agile project manager – may want. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of Google Chrome browser extensions that add various capabilities to Trello. The easiest way to find Chrome extensions […]

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Asana Tips and Tricks: Save Time With Batch Operations on Tasks

As a manager, you may need to handle multiple Asana tasks, with little time to do so. To-do’s like setting task due dates, marking tasks complete, or adding assignees probably take up a large chunk of your day. But rather than performing these actions on a task-by-task basis, what if you could save time by […]

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3 Easy Ways to Add Agile Methodology to Your GitHub Projects AND Keep Developers Happy

If you are a founder, product manager, scrum manager, or technical lead working with a team of developers, you’ll be familiar with the fact that it’s not always easy to add agile methodology to their workflow. Especially if you try to get developers to use software they don’t understand, think they need, or want to […]

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Asana Tips and Tricks: Stay Efficient with Quick Add

As a manager, you may need to assign numerous Asana tasks, with little time to do so. At times, you might want to create a task (or project, or conversation) on the go via mobile. Or you might want to save time by doing so from any webpage, without having to actually open Asana. You […]

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Marketers, Here’s How To Collaborate With Web Developers

If you are managing a marketing team, you are probably familiar with the experience of working with developers on certain projects. Joint projects between marketing and developers can be challenging for both teams, since they have different work processes and styles. As a result, the two teams often clash. One of the challenges you likely […]

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How To Organize Your Asana Project By Converting Tasks To Subtasks

Working on a project means having endless lists of tasks, longer than CVS receipts. This can make it tough to find specific info or pinpoint a specific task. It might also be downright overwhelming! The number of tasks you have on Asana isn’t going to get any smaller. But fortunately, you don’t have to spend […]

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How To Work With An External Collaborator (Or Anyone Outside Your Team) Using Asana

Throughout the course of your project, you will most likely have to collaborate with people outside of your team, such as contractors, vendors, freelancers, partners, or clients. While it’s relatively straightforward to cooperate with your core team, how can you communicate and share project information with those outside of it? A great solution is to […]

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An Oldie But Goodie: 5 Benefits To Using Basecamp

These days, project management software tools are a dime a dozen. On our blog alone, we’ve highlighted some of the benefits of using Trello, JIRA, Wrike and Asana to name a few. But today we are throwin’ it back to 1999 when one of the first project management software platforms was created under the name […]

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The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Asana

Staying on top of everything is not easy, especially when you have to manage your team’s deadlines in addition to your own. Luckily, Asana can make it a lot easier to manage workflows. Like many companies, we love using Asana here at Unito. Yet there are always teams and individuals who are new to the tool. […]

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The Problem With Using Trello’s Team & Project Views – And How To Solve It

Trello is an incredibly useful tool for project managers because it makes it super easy to track workflow and stay organized.  Once you’ve discovered the workflow set up that best matches your needs it’s super easy to keep on top of your work.   While using Trello is generally a seamless process, there are a few […]

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The Lowdown On 3 Trendy New Apps For Project Managers

From rotary dialing to smartphones, we’re constantly on the hunt for ways to make our lives easier – and project management is no exception. According to a 2008 study performed by the Project Management Institute, more and more teams are using PM tools to manage projects.   Here at Unito, we love to work with […]

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How To Manage Your Cross-Functional Team With Agile

You’ve probably heard of the term “agile” being tossed around but probably aren’t familiar of what exactly agile does or why it’s an important workflow, especially when it comes to managing a cross-functional team. Wait, a cross-functional what? A cross-functional team by definition is a team that includes specialists from all different areas of a […]

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7 Ways to Efficiently Manage Your Tasks and Deadlines Using Trello

Not sure how you can effectively manage your cards, lists and tasks? No worries! In this article, we’ll discuss how you can stay on top of everything and easily manage your deadlines in Trello.   1. Use Color Coded Labels   Trello enables you to add color-coded goals, tasks and projects to make keeping track of […]

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Building An Agile Custom Workflow With Unito

When you’re first introduced to Unito as an app, you probably think of it as a cool way to move projects from one tool to another. And there’s a reason for that: it’s the simplest way to explain what we do. Sync two projects together and information flows between the tools. Simple. Fast. Fantastic. But […]

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Here’s How Managers Can Save Time (8 Hours!!) Each Week By Syncing Tools

Long gone are the days when managers used email as the main source of communication and collaboration with their teams. The number of software tools companies use for business processes has skyrocketed in the past few years. According to Siftery, tech giants like Uber, Facebook, and Apple use a whopping 140 to 175 different tools […]

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The Complete Newbie’s Guide to Syncing with Filters

Over the last 6 months, we’ve added a ton of new features to how our syncs work. With great power comes great responsibility, so we thought we’d give you the load down on everything you need to know about syncs and filters.  Let’s talk about how syncing with filters works and how it can give […]

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How to Use Asana’s Calendar View to Schedule Tasks in Trello

Trello is a super popular tool for a lot of teams. Its excellent for organizing workflow and keeping track of everyone’s live progress on a day to day level. However, it lacks a few handy features such as templates, a calendar view of deadlines, and carrying over assignees when boards are copied. Apps like Asana […]

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Git your teams connected with GitLab sync + more filters & features!

Launched in beta a few weeks ago and now available to everyone, our new GitLab integration lets you sync GitLab issues with any other app in the Unito family! Whether you’re managing your work in JIRA, Trello, Wrike, or other tools, you can collaborate with a team using GitLab issues in a flash. Set up […]

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Connect your whole project team with Atlassian Team Sync

Atlassian has a suite of products that are great tools at all levels and for every team in an organization. From business teams using Trello, product managers using JIRA, and developers using BitBucket, a whole company can track its work and plan projects entirely on the Atlassian stack. But working between these tools has always […]

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Build the workflow of your dreams with Unito’s Multiway Sync!

Unito’s new multiway sync engine has made it possible for you to connect 2 or 3 or 10 or 100 different projects together to build the perfect workflow of your dreams & reach productivity nirvana. For the last two years, we’ve been enabling users to build syncs like this: Connect App A to App B […]

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5 Ways your Project Management Tools are Letting Your Team Down

The life of a product manager is not easy. There are so many elements that go into building a great product and it’s their job not only to lead the creation of the product but take ownership over both the process and the outcome. One of the biggest frustrations we often hear about when it […]

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JIRA syncs just got 67% easier!

Connect JIRA to Anything We just made setting up a sync with JIRA much easier than ever before thanks to our new JIRA login / password authentication. What does that mean? It used to be that you needed to have administrator access for the projects that you were syncing to connect via OAuth. Now you […]

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Love chat tools? 😍 You’re killing your team. 💔 These 3 steps fix it. 💯

Asynchronous communication is key to unlocking your team’s ability to focus & succeed. Here’s how to do it right. If you’re interested in personal productivity at all, you almost certainly know that being interrupted in your work has huge costs to your ability to create high quality and timely results in any field. While a […]

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Become a Trello – Asana syncing ninja 🏆with our new tutorials 🎥

Make your Trello – Asana sync better than ever! Unito is a pretty powerful tool to connect different project management tools together. Thousands of people try it out every month, and one of the common problems that we help people understand is how to make the best use of the powerful syncing filters & custom […]

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📖 How Coveo saved 1,000 hours ⏱ a year with Unito–and you can, too!

Coveo is an AI-powered search and relevance company with more than 300 employees. Their development team uses JIRA and their marketing team uses Asana. The two teams are working together on a website redesign. In the middle of it, they realized that they simply couldn’t keep conducting follow-ups and feature requests on Slack, email, or […]

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💡: Use Trello for Kanban backlog management ✅ of many Asana lists

If you’re anything like us at Unito, you have about a million feature requests in your backlog (well, actually, 571 as of today). Also, if you’re anything like us, you have them in more than one project. It’s not easy to convert several Asana projects from traditional lists to a Kanban backlog board. With last […]

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Asana Boards sync makes Asana + Trello even better 🌈

Asana’s work tracking strength has always been great with Trello’s refreshing simplicity. It’s like peanut butter and jelly: great alone and better together. But today we’ve got something even better for you. We’ve added the ability to sync Asana boards with Trello boards. Wait. What? Asana has boards? About 4 months ago, Asana launched a new […]

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It’s a working wonderland with our new features & fixes!

We’ve just released our newest set of features and bug fixes for this month, and there’s a lot to like about them. It may be snowy and cold outside, but that’s just a better reason to stay indoors and write more features. 🙂 Let’s jump right into the main new features, Sync History and Improved […]

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The best work management tool is the one you build

What makes a good work management tool? Work management styles are like belly buttons: everyone has their own. With something like 146 million workers in the US alone, that’s a lot of belly buttons. The common tools used to manage work may not fit your style. Rather than work with an uncomfortable system that you don’t like, […]

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Sync with Trello Powerups 💪 right from your Trello board 👍

You may know that we launched Trello support in Unito a few weeks ago, but that was just the beginning. Get powered up in Trello with our new Power Up that lets you sync Trello with Asana, GitHub, JIRA, and Trello right from your Trello board! We have power ups for each of these 4 platforms, […]

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Happy Trello 🚀 Day! 🎆

As of right now, you can connect Asana, JIRA, Wrike, or GitHub with Trello and sync lists, statuses, issues, cards, filters, attachments, comments, and more! Get more work done and collaborate more easily by adding Trello into the mix. Trello, which was recently acquired by Atlassian, is a great tool for visualizing almost any kind […]

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Our Holiday Surprise for You: a New Release!

It’s the end of the year, and the temptation as we make the final run up to the holiday break is to slack off a little bit because, after all, who’s in the office this week? We are! We just released a new version and it’s a pretty big release, adding support for a whole lot of […]

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New Year’s Resolution Ideas: The Intentful Business

We’ve been talking about intent at the office recently, and how it changes so much about business, success, and life. As we round out the last of 2016 and head into the new year, let us at Unito.io suggest to you a good resolution, if you’re looking for one. Be more intentful. We integrate tools […]

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The Importance Of Using The Right Communication Method

Choosing the right means of communication is easier said than done!  This is due to the fact that there are many variables at play, such as the message itself, the time constraints, the audience, and the consequences for example.  We can group the most commonly used methods for communicating into two main sections: synchronous & asynchronous. […]

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It’s Here! Wrike-JIRA Two-Way Synchronization

We’ve been at it for the last little while, but it is finally here!  I am very excited to share the news that the Wrike-JIRA two-way synchronization is now being rolled out.  This marks an epic milestone for Unito, and is the first step in more to come this year! What is this about? Wrike is […]

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An Easy Trick To Speed Up Your Asana-GitHub Integration Setup

One of the frequent questions we get from our users is, why do their names appear to be the source of all comments and updates when they do a sync between Asana and GitHub? The reason for this is that Unito’s system uses the account that you activated the sync with, between Asana and GitHub.  Therefore, […]

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An Easy Subtask Workaround For Asana & GitHub Users

As you are using both Asana & GitHub (and hopefully syncing them together with Unito!), you may have come across a problem that is all too common:  how do you deal with subtasks? While Asana allows for the creation of subtasks, there is no such feature within GitHub, meaning that you cannot create an actionable […]

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The Must-Have Collaboration Tool For Startups & Freelancers

When it comes to collaboration tools, what differentiates the great ones from the rest of the pack, is their ability to make your job easier, while not having to force you to adapt or learn a new way of operating.  Here at Unito, we believe (yes, we know we are biased!) that our platform which allows […]

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Maintain a High-Level Roadmap as a Product Manager

As a Product Manager you are the CEO of your product, meaning that you need to lead cross-functional teams from the product’s conception to its launch. But how can you have a clear overview of your product roadmap when the dev team is on JIRA and the other cross-functional teams are working on Wrike? This is […]

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Coordinating Multiple Projects as a Project Manager

As a Project Manager, your role entails the overall responsibility for the planning, executing, monitoring, and closure of projects.  To do so adequately, you need to coordinate with people from a multitude of departments, some technical and some not, and thus be able to ensure that every aspect of the project runs on point.  Technologically-speaking, […]

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Collaboration On Development Tasks For Non-Technical Staff

As a team member who utilizes Wrike for tracking your tasks and how you accomplish your projects over time, it can be daunting to properly collaborate with the team members who are more technically-inclined, and thus using JIRA.  Here’s how you can go about it & turn it into productive teamwork: The Situation Non-technical staff […]

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Why is Syncing Your Project Management Tools Beneficial To You?

The benefits of having your project management tools completely in sync are manifold.  Here are some of the most important benefits, which could help in entirely transforming the way your team operates: Greater Flexibility There are a multitude of different project management apps/softwares out on the market.  Each has their own strengths and appeal to […]

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Which Project Management App is Right For You?

With such a selection of different project management tools now out on the market, it can be quite overwhelming to decide which one to commit to.  The answer to this really depends on what you will be doing, and how you will be using it.  Let’s try to give you a little bit of insight […]

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Get Started: Using Unito to Sync GitHub and Asana

Unito allows project managers and developers to use the tool of their choice while effortlessly syncing data so everyone can stay on the same page. Yes, dreams really can come true. Here’s how to quickly get started. 1. Sign up for a free account. Connect Accounts 2. Connect your new account to Asana. Log in and then […]

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Developers: make a Github roadmap with Asana like a boss

A CTO or product manager wants to know if a project is on schedule and over budget. GitHub is great at managing the code, but it’s not going to help you quickly show the team a project roadmap. At Unito, we make it easy to sync GitHub and Asana to create a live roadmap. If you haven’t […]

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How to manage teams split between Asana and Github?

Development teams today are made up of people with varied skillsets: designers, architects, sys-admins, marketers, product owners, and finally developers. They collaborate on a daily basis to push a project to success. Even when they sit in the same room, they don’t work with the same tools. Add the realities of distributed teams with multiple time […]

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Better manage your dev project with Github and Asana

Unito eases collaboration across tools, but who cares about collaboration when you’re doing solo development work? Here are some reasons: You want to keep a todo list in Asana with both development and non-development tasks. You want to close Asana tasks from GitHub commits. You want to have a central view of GitHub issues across […]

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Use Asana for planning & roadmaps and plug them directly into Github

The good ole development roadmap! Rallying teams, aligning timelines and dependencies across departments, and just keeping everyone rowing in the same direction! It’s important to us at Unito to help our customers synergize Asana and GitHub to improve your productivity. Below is a resource, full of tips and tricks to leverage Unito, in respect to roadmapping. […]

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Use Asana’s multi-project management features to automatically manage your multiple dev projects in Github

How many projects are you managing at the same time? Are they all performed by the same team, each using the same tools? Do you have to keep your project plans updated manually? If managing projects was easy, project managers would not exist… Turns out Asana is a pretty good tool to plan and keep […]

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Leverage Asana for analysis & design and then push into Github, the best tool for coding

We often hear a common complaint from developers to their managers: stop polluting my GitHub repository with fluffy ideas that aren’t ready to be implemented! Waterfall development may be out, but analysis and design are here to stay, however agile you may be. Before a tasks is ready to be coded, it often needs to […]

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Time Savers Added to Asana Chrome Extension

Long has been the wait, it is time to release a new version of the CrossCheck Chrome extension for Asana. New Features: – Insert the current URL in task description – Auto-assign a task to me – Keyboard navigation Bug Fixes: – Link to retrieve authentication key for Asana has changed. Insert the current URL […]

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When Project Management Tools Break Down

There are hundreds of project management apps out there. And that’s without counting to-do apps or more general productivity apps that deal with projects. Although software to manage projects has existed for decades, there is still no clear leader in that space. I think this diversity in tools is actually a great thing! Have a […]

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The Collaboration Tool Conundrum

Is everyone in your team using the same collaboration toolset? How about within your organization? If you’ve answered yes to both questions, then you probably have one big system that does everything. But let me guess: it doesn’t fit everyone’s needs, there are complaints, rebellion is brewing, whips are crackin’. And if your team is […]

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