Drinking From The Firehose

09/29/20151 Min Read — In Office, Project Management, Testing

Whether you are a PM or QA, you want to have your finger on the pulse of a project. If you've got Slack, you can leverage applications and integrations to find that vein.

Create a dedicated channel in Slack expressly for alerts so the team can have the main room for conversations. In your alerts channel pipe in everything. Literally, I mean it. If it exists, set up something for it. Here's an example list to get you up and going.

  • Project tracker: Jira, Trello, Asana
  • CI/CD system: CircleCI, Jenkins
  • Code repository: GitHub, GitLab
  • Test Case management tool:
  • Client blog: or other passive client news, google alert
  • Project email list: pipe it directly into Slack
  • Filesharing tool, eg: Dropbox
  • Calendar: Google or whathaveyou
  • Design mocks: Zeplin