The Linesbox Blog

On top of making Linesbox, we write books about what we’ve learned running our own business. They're filled with practical advice you won't find elsewhere.


Linesbox Gives Us the Full Picture - AdaptiVLE

Jan 15 2022

I am Lewis Carr, the Founding Director of AdaptiVLE . We develop online learning and training platforms and courses. Before the pandemic, all staff worked in an office, and it was easy to get an ov...

Imposter Syndrome in Project Management

Jan 15 2022

Have you ever thought that you are a fraud? Or that you hardly know what you are doing? Even if you have all the necessary qualifications, knowledge, and experience, you are afraid others will real...

Xivic: It’s So Easy To Communicate Asynchronously With Linesbox!

Jan 15 2022

_Written byΒ Malinda Lloyd ,Β _Director, Strategic Accounts

I’ve worked professionally in digital since the late ’90s - I started my journey as an assistant at a software and de...

How To Be a Good Team Leader

Dec 26 2021

If you have ever been in charge or even just thought about it, you're probably wondering: Do I have what it takes to lead? What are the crucial things leaders do? How can I make changes and transfo...

Feature Driven Development [FDD]

Dec 26 2021

Feature Driven Development, in short FDD, is a not-so-popular and well-known agile

framework. If you are dealing with a long-running, massive project, particularly in an organization where a...

Linesbox Is a Wonderful Software Solution - Nerdfox Design

Dec 15 2021

I'm Denys Osadchyi, a professional interface designer with 17 years of experience. Several years ago, I quit working as a hired designer in an IT company and decided to become an entrepreneur in or...

aikon group: Linesbox Is Much Better

Dec 14 2021

My name is Marina, and I am working as a Project Manager in aikon group . Founded in 2005, aikon group built solutions on the Microsoft .net platform for more than a decade. We worked on projects a...

Tips for Improving the Onboarding Flow

Dec 13 2021

Onboarding doesn't only relate to the question "Where do I sit?". This is a journey and a fundamental part of employee experience. During the recruitment process, you made a promise, whic...

Guidelines To Having a Highly Productive Virtual Meeting

Dec 02 2021

Since the advent of Covid-19 , we’ve all realized the importance and the capacities of the Internet and virtual space. Businesses that only had physical shops and centers of operation were prompt...

Meeting Deadlines Every Time

Dec 02 2021

Deadline – that awful word! Love it or hate it, one thing is sure – you can't ignore it. They're designed to keep employees in check and ensure they achieve short and long-term goals. It all co...

How To Get the Most From Hybrid and Remote Work Using Different Tools

Dec 02 2021

The onset of the global pandemic made "WFH" a regular term in our vocabulary. What followed was a massive shift in how work happens. Working has now expanded from just in-office full-time...

Team Management Skills

Dec 02 2021

Managers play a significant role in business success, particularly when it comes to employee satisfaction and retention. When companies look to hire people who would be good managers, they seek ind...

Project Goals vs. Objectives

Dec 02 2021

Aren't project goals and objectives the same thing? You may hear these terms used interchangeably in everyday language, although there is a distinct difference between them.

Setting up objec...

Contractors vs. Full-time Employees

Dec 02 2021

Putting together the right team of people can make a significant difference and either boost or ruin your business. Choosing between contractors and full-time employees imposes a whole new set of f...

Hiring Culture Fit Employees

Dec 02 2021

Businesses, just like people, are prone to developing certain personalities, which is frequently addressed as business culture. Each company's culture is different.

Finding a person who will...

Why Should Your Team Start Using a Project Management Platform?

Nov 03 2021

Managers have one of the most demanding roles in an organization. They have to coordinate goals, tasks, and people to ensure the project's success. Having a solution to help them organize everythin...

Managing Stakeholders in Project Management

Oct 24 2021

Project stakeholders are probably the most important people who will determine your project's success or failure. However, sometimes project managers are too preoccupied with the project's scope , ...

Improving the Workflow Process for Better Productivity

Oct 19 2021

It seems that we all tend to waste time while at work! Can we stop such behavior and turn to more effective practices? Workflow is an essential asset to any company looking to get more done with le...

Tips for Building Trust With Your Clients

Oct 10 2021

Establishing, developing, and maintaining a solid relationship with a client is crucial for sustainable business growth. Regardless of the line of work you're in, making your client relationship a ...

Finding a Good Manager

Oct 04 2021

Locating, keeping, and developing a great team isn't easy. Locating, keeping, and developing a great manager is even more challenging. Expectations have changed, and what employers and employees ex...

Dealing With Cliques at Work

Oct 04 2021

If you think that cliques are a thing of your past or your biggest high school nightmare, you couldn't be more wrong. According to some surveys, nearly 43% of employees form cliques, a tightly knit...

Why You Should Stop Multitasking

Sep 20 2021

You may have heard that multitasking is a great way to get more things done. In fact, we all multitask daily. But did you know that multitasking is bad for you and that it can damage brain cells, a...

Top 9 Project Management Pitfalls

Sep 10 2021

A successful project unites plenty of details. Occasionally, things can go from bad to worse, creating project management pitfalls you could have avoided otherwise.

You will face different o...

Definition of Done vs. Acceptance Criteria

Sep 07 2021

One of the common questions among many scrum teams is the difference between the definition of done and acceptance criteria and how they affect user stories. While acceptance criteria relate more t...

Creating an Implementation Plan

Sep 07 2021

An implementation plan plays a significant role in developing and executing ideas, methodologies, or projects for businesses and organizations. According to some research, companies with an impleme...

S-Curve in Project Management

Sep 07 2021

S–Curve is one of the essential elements of project management, and it's used to track the general progress or a project's progress. Usually, S-Curve will measure work progress, make cash flow es...

Types of Scrum Meetings and Their Purpose

Sep 07 2021

Successful project management and communication are two inseparable elements. So, whether you are running a waterfall or agile project, meetings are a vital component of project management.

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CRM Steps and Strategies

Sep 07 2021

If you want to compete with other businesses, most industries require a data-driven approach. In other words, you need to have an efficient workflow when managing all aspects of your business.

...

Building Collaborative Skills in the Workplace

Sep 07 2021

Collaborative skills are essential for any individual and team's success. Whether you are already a part of the team or building one, getting all members on board is easier said than done. Collabor...

Project Management Artifacts

Sep 07 2021

Proper documenting of objectives and deliverables in the form of artifacts leads to project success. Considering the wide range of artifacts available, we need to understand their differences and h...

Optimal Size of a Scrum Team

Sep 07 2021

A typical scrum team needs to have the necessary skills to carry out tasks efficiently while taking care of product quality and productivity. Whether you are working in a small startup or a large c...

Determining the Sprint Length

Sep 07 2021

There is no one magic solution to determine sprint length that will work for all teams equally. However, there are few guidelines in Scrum that can help you choose a good sprint length. We should m...

Estimation Techniques in Scrum

Sep 07 2021

Estimation is quite challenging to master but a crucial part of the Agile methodology. As a business owner or manager, it’s your responsibility to estimate the work and plan ahead.

But not...

Dealing With Non-Paying Clients

Sep 07 2021

There is nothing better than having clients who pay their invoices on time, right? The reality is, some of them will ghost you, and you will have no idea what to do. This can happen to anyone, rega...

Tips for Creating a Project Plan

Sep 07 2021

Every project tells a unique story about deliverables, timing, team members, and its goals. If you are in charge of a project, you need to create a project plan before moving to more important thin...

Common Time Management Problems and Solutions

Sep 07 2021

How many times have you told yourself, β€œI want to excel in time management?” Probably too many to remember! Smart time management allows you to work smarter, not harder, which means you get to ...

Building a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Sep 07 2021

Have you ever heard of the term Work Breakdown Structure? Or perhaps wondered how it can help your project management efforts? If this is your first time getting familiar with WBS, you should know ...

Management Styles [How To Choose the Right One]

Sep 07 2021

Most people aren't born with leadership skills; they must be earned through hard work and practice. You can lead your team in many different ways! In fact, a great leader often chooses to combine a...

Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)

Sep 07 2021

Requirements Traceability Matrix is a document that traces and identifies user's requirements with test cases. RTM captures all the requirements proposed by a client and requirement traceability in...

Remote Work Should Not Be a Privilege

Aug 31 2021

Last week, our Marketing Team went out for some pizza after work. It was a chance to unwind after a hard day, and get to know our newest colleague and show him around town. Naturally, after a few d...

Hiring After the COVID-19 Crisis

Aug 31 2021

It’s not so much about the pandemic now, as much as its effects on the economy and the labor market. In the past twelve weeks, the United States has seen 44 million people lose their job. Italy h...

The Future of Remote Work

Aug 17 2021

In the past, working from home was marred by a bad reputation. Many employers believed their workforce would be too distracted at home, where managers couldn't keep an eye on their direct reports. ...

Why Laravel?

Jul 31 2021

After launching Linesbox, I received a lot of questions about why I chose to write the tool with PHP and Laravel in particular. I was actually surprised to receive so many questions about this topi...