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Poornima Vijayashanker

How to Get Started as a Mentor

All this month, Karen Catlin and I have been digging into the theme of mentoring. We started out by sharing the debut “Build” episode on why some people are reluctant to seek mentoring, and last week we talked about how to approach mentors, set expectations, and thank them. In today’s final episode on mentoring for this month, we’re going to talk about what you can do to become an effective mentor yourself. Read more...

Steve Lichtenstein

Android v1.2.2—Now with Blockers

As we approach the second birthday of the Tracker Android app—we can still remember when it was just a burping alpha—it’s worth noting how much it continues to improve. On that point, the latest update includes even more functionality that brings the Android of our eye more in line with the Tracker web app. Version 1.2.2 is available now—go get it! Read more...

Dan Podsedly

Tracker Developer API V3/V4 Versions Deprecated

The current version of the Tracker Developer API (V5) was introduced almost four years ago, and has since continuously evolved to support new Tracker features, such as the recently launched story blockers. It supports JSON payloads, flexible response customization, CORS, access to analytics data, and much more. Read more...

Lisa Doan

Improved Project Member Management

We’ve updated the Project Members page to be faster, more reliable, and easier to use! The page hadn’t been revised in a number of years, and some of our larger customers had begun to see marked slowness in its performance. We took the opportunity to not only improve the design of the page but also to revisit its core functionality. Read more...

Poornima Vijayashanker

Why People Resist Mentoring and How to Make It Work

Last month, I mentioned we’d be changing the format of FemgineerTV and going with a new format. We’ve broken up each episode into weekly bite-sized segments, making it more convenient for you to watch during daily breaks or to listen on the go. Read more...

Jeremy Jarrell

Finding the Right Amount of Backlog Refinement

Many product managers struggle with getting the right level of detail in their backlog. If the backlog is too vaguely defined, then your team picks up stories that aren’t immediately actionable, which can slow them down. On the other hand, if the backlog is too well defined, then it becomes rigid and fails to evolve as your product takes shape. Read more...