Cardsmith

The Consultant’s Dilemma

If you work as an independent consultant, you understand the challenge of playing two roles at once: consultant and salesperson. It’s a uniquely frustrating cycle. First, you submerge yourself in nonstop selling and networking activity. You keep at it because you know major projects take time to land and, when…

Turning Brainstorming Into Action: A Practical Guide in 9 Steps

We’ve all been there. You conduct a lively group brainstorming session, during which your team members contribute a bunch of interesting, creative solutions or ideas… but nothing actually comes of it. Instead, the results merely stagnate on a photo you took of the whiteboard with your phone, or on a…

Using Mentions to Collaborate Better in Cardsmith

Introducing the Cardsmith Changeblog Hi, Sarah Joy from the Cardsmith development team here. You might recognize my name from the in-app messages you receive when we deploy new features and bug fixes. While those messages are useful to give you quick overviews of what’s new, we thought that, from time…

Why We (Still) Love Sticky Notes

Can we all take a second and appreciate that our current reality looks a lot like the future we predicted ever so long ago? A moment in time with actual hoverboards, self-aware robots, and a new (good) Star Wars movie? Yep, the future is now. So why, on a daily…

TenX Accelerator Program – Milestones for Startups

A couple of weeks ago, I discussed using the concept of project milestones in unpredictable creative project like starting a business. This post is a quick follow-up and shout-out to our mentors at TenX in Portland, who have cleverly built a whole program that helps startup companies grow from a…

How Project Management is Like a Grocery List

Do you use a list when you shop for groceries? If so, you’re a project manager. There’s a reason countless productivity, task, and to-do applications highlight grocery lists among their use cases. As simplistic as it may seem, shopping for food has all the hallmarks of project management. We all…