Just shipped: User Change History

When we launched Change History for tasks a few months ago, we promised that we would be rolling this out to other areas of the product too. So we’re delighted to introduce: Change History for users. A big part of any project is managing your stakeholders and all of the people who are responsible for delivering various aspects of the work. As a manager, the more visibility you have, the easier it is for you to manage accountability and control access to sensitive information.


Serverless from the trenches 1: Protect your stack from deletion

It’s time to talk about the everyday challenges of serverless. Whenever I scroll through the latest blog posts on serverless it feels like there are only two types of problems in the field: how do I get started and how do I architect my solution. But what about all the day-to-day problems that developers and DevOps encounter when dealing with serverless? From simple deployment issues like protecting your stack from deletion to stress-testing your solution using serverless techniques.

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The Scientific Method of User Data Analysis

I’m proud to say that at Periscope, we’re a data-driven company. We need to be. That means that data does more than just retroactively measure projects that have been completed. We use data to do more than just answer questions, we also use it to tell us which questions to ask. We even use data to tell us if the ultimate value is worth committing the resources necessary to answer the questions we’ve identified.


Is Parkinson’s Law threatening your team’s projects?

Think about the last time you worked on a large group project. Go ahead — let out that inevitable groan. Now, think about the last time you worked on a group project that was completed ahead of schedule. Yep, we hear those crickets too. Team projects are notorious for taking far more time than expected, which means you don’t have to go far to find some famous examples.