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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.


Tips for Building Trust With Your Clients

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 ...

Dealing With Cliques at Work

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...

Finding a Good Manager

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...

Why You Should Stop Multitasking

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

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...

Creating an Implementation Plan

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

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

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

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.

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Building Collaborative Skills in the Workplace

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

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

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...

Definition of Done vs. Acceptance Criteria

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...

Determining the Sprint Length

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

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

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

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

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)

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]

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)

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...

Hiring After the COVID-19 Crisis

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...

Remote Work Should Not Be a Privilege

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...

The Future of Remote Work

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?

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...