Ori Applebaum's Blog

Hacking Happiness: Team Mood Meter at Hackathon 2018

This year’s hackathon challenge was to explore the Internet of Things (IoT) using cloud technology. As a Scrum Master, I have a longstanding interest in supporting the emotional wellbeing of teams, because it’s an important element of productivity that often gets overlooked.

By Ori Applebaum, Lead Project Manager
August 21, 2018

Want to get your product to market faster? Hire a Scrum Master.

In the practice of Agile Project Management, it has long been assumed that a Scrum Master (also referred to at Metal Toad as Agile Project Manager) is an integral member of any successful Scrum team. Whether it’s through day-to-day facilitation and coaching or the removal of project impediments, the Scrum Master’s value is largely presumed, but sometimes challenged. Recently, my team and I were wondering what value a Scrum Master brings to a Scrum team.

By Ori Applebaum, Lead Project Manager
January 15, 2018

How to Hack It: 5 Tech Tips to Improve Your Productivity

I have always been interested in the way things work. As an Agile Project Manager at Metal Toad, I get to take my curiosity one step further and explore not just how things work, but the ways to make them work faster and more efficient as well. For increased efficiency with your daily tasks, I would recommend these five time-saving tech hacks:

By Ori Applebaum, Lead Project Manager
June 27, 2017

Ready to get started?