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Task management is the lifeblood of Dendri

Tasks are why I set out to build Dendri. After years of using and trying many practice management solutions, I realized that tasks are handled poorly across the board. The problems with tasks were clear:

Most solutions focus on the date a task is due, but don’t allow grouping by type or importance.

Most solutions don’t allow multiple stakeholders to share tasks or provide adequate communication. None of them provide a clear ownership.

Even when tasks can be organized, it is difficult for individual users to organize their tasks based on their own workflow and best organizational practices.

But we…


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Instant Google Calendar Sync

Getting the calendar right was an important goal for Dendri. We wanted a calendar that let our teams stay up-to-date on what everyone was doing but also let us treat events as more than just a moment in time.

We started with three goals in mind.

Sync to external calendars.

This is a must in 2020. We all have our calendars on our phones, our laptops and even our watches. …


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Why are some people able to achieve their goals, but others can’t even manage that first step? It’s all about making the science work in your favor. Starting with a “Minimally Viable Habit” (more below) can help hack your way into a real habit.

We all know people who are able to do anything they put their mind to — the kind of person that wakes up one morning and says, ‘I’m going to master the violin,’ and then they go and do it. However, we also know people who buy a violin and never take it out of the…


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This article has taken me days to write. That’s because I’m just not very good at organizing myself or my thoughts. At work, I’m lucky enough to have incredible help, but that help, just like me, is struggling with the madness that is modern life in the age of COVID. I’ve had to get myself together.

The biggest problem with getting things done isn’t in getting organized, or listing all of my tasks. It’s not even setting aside the time to do things. Resolving to do things is easy. It’s the equivalent of buying a new pair of expensive running…


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Realtime conversations are a rare luxury for many high-performing teams. Even less so now that we’re home, some of us with kids, all of us with our own struggles. How do we stay on track despite distance and time differences?

Collaborating across the time zones is a reality for many companies, from giant multinationals to the smallest startups. It’s not a novelty to find a company with employees scattered across the globe, but working well together and getting results is a bit more magical. …


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Navigating a path to success with anxiety, imposter syndrome, and a mind that never turns off hasn’t been easy. Here is some of what I’ve learned along the way.

Life has been an interesting journey. I’m standing right around the mid-point of 40. I’m an expert in my field, but I still struggle with imposter syndrome. My business is successful, I have an amazing team, and we help tons of people every single year, but I still find myself taking stock of my failures. …


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I decided to post this here. This is a chat message I sent to my team. We work with disabled workers who in the best of times, have no idea where their next check is coming from. Dealing with the pandemic has sent everyone over the edge. Including us. Nerves are frayed, including my own. We’re generally a laid back informal office, and if you’ve read my writing, you know I try to be fairly flat from a leadership structure. Everyone gets a say, and I’m not afraid to be wrong. I care about everyone in my office, and am…


It’s time to conquer your fear of the blank page (and mine!) With a little forethought, we can write a great article. Let’s figure it out together.

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The lockdown has been a challenging time in many ways, but one benefit is that I have had more time to write. I’m one of those people who uses writing to solve my own problems. During this mandatory time at home, I’ve used writing to reflect on my productivity, and that of my team (my thoughts on parenting during a quarantine are not printable). …


What if we didn’t need a fancy digital whiteboard to implement incremental improvement in our business? Or, at least, learn to drive before you get behind the wheel!

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As I’ve been sitting at home, balancing a second-grade teaching schedule, and a stir-crazy four-year old with my amazing partner, I’ve been thinking more about how my team functions in this strange time. Before all of this started, I was focused on transforming my firm using agile methodologies. Because what we do is repetitive (we help individuals with disability obtain disability benefits while they’re out of work), I adopted a Kanban-focused approach…


I started Intangible Agile to record my journey from small business (law firm) owner to startup co-founder, and now investor and accelerator.

The focus of this publication is to help bring usable organizational ideas to businesses and professionals who have struggled to pull the useful bits from tech development.

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Richard Frankel

I’m a dad, lawyer, and developer. Trying to combine legal with lessons from software dev. I write about what I learn and what I make. dendri.com, ryeboard.com

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