Exploring the difference between being a productive person and a Productivity Person

Tyler Hellard explains why Productivity People are no fun at parties.

Previously

Inclusive UX: The limits of empathy

Understanding what to do… when you don’t understand

by Ivana McConnell

Ivana McConnell maps out a simple process for building inclusive processes by simply acknowledging our limitations.

Buck the trend

What corsets and shampoo can teach us about design and problem solving

by Marshall Watson

Stop worshipping at the cult of whatever-everyone-else-is-doing. It’s time to show the world what you can really do.

Stop normalizing failure

How to estimate projects (and how not to)

by Patrice Embry

Patrice Embry shares the heartbreaking story of PMs who have left agencies due to poor estimating processes and a lack of support from management that puts teams in jeopardy—and a better, safer approach to estimation that elevates everyone.

Look at yourself

Learn how to separate fact from fiction and let go of the thoughts that suffocate you. A process for breaking limiting beliefs.

by Rachel Gertz

Rachel Gertz tears open the stomach of limiting beliefs and outlines a process to undo the damage they cause.

Apprenticeships redux

A plan to address tech’s diversity problem by valuing empathy over experience

by Ivana McConnell

The tech industry doesn’t have a diversity problem, it has an inclusion problem. Ivana is back to talk about how apprenticeships can make our industry better.

An interview with Michael Lopp

Managing humans when the sky is falling

by Marshall Watson

Coax Magazine sat down with the VP of Engineering at Slack to talk about writing, empathy, management, and what to do when the sky is falling.

Becoming comfortable with discomfort

One man’s journey to become a better designer… through improv

by Nick Comito

I signed up for a comedy improv class hoping it would make me a stronger designer, hoping it would better help me present my ideas and further my career. I had no idea it would transform my life.

Norma Miller

Coax Magazine sat down with Norma Miller from White Coat Captioning to talk about communication, knowledge translation, objectivity, and the machines that may or may not be coming for our jobs.

by Marshall Watson

Norma’s captioned everyone from Bo Burnham to Barrack Obama (and maybe even you).

Ubuntu for project managers

Treat your team like a village—a village where everyone is both valued and valuable

by Aneesa Bodiat

Ubuntu is a South African concept stemming from the belief that we collectively define our identity. It’s not just a theory to live by or a humanist philosophy benefitting communities; it affects your business and your project management, too.

Input Logic

A Coax mini Q&A

by Rachel Gertz

We sat down with Brandon, Shawn, and Gavin from Input Logic to talk about the importance of continuous learning and how project management training impacted their team and processes. Here’s what they said.

In Defense of Doing it Wrong

Why you should ignore social expectations and start listening to your own desire

by Jessica Faulds

Why you should ignore social expectations and start listening to your own desire

Editor’s picks

Apprenticeship an internship replacement

A better path to mastering our craft

by Ivana McConnell

Ivana McConnell walks us down a familiar path to find our career footing—the path of an apprentice. Perhaps the best way to fireproof new industry talent is to apply those timeworn principles of the past.

Design machines

How to survive the digital apocalypse.

by Travis Gertz

A dystopian view of an internet designed by machines, and the mushy, emotional weapons we can use to fight back.

Late nights and early warnings

How unhealthy projects break your business and our plan to help you fix that

by Rachel Gertz

Rachel explains how digital project management, apprenticeship, and Louder Than Ten’s brand new program can transform your projects and your organization.

Most important to least

How I quit my job and found the career I craved.

by Larissa Scordato

Sometimes what you see isn’t what you get. Larissa Scordato was stuck in a great job that had everything she didn’t want. This is how she started over.

The DPM apprenticeship

Viget shares the ins and outs of their recent digital PM program.

by Anna Lewis

Anna Lewis shares Viget’s biggest lessons in this hearty summary highlighting the twelve weeks they spent apprenticing their newest digital PM.

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