Sarah McCasland

Sarah McCasland is a Product Manager at Modus Create and an advocate of remote work, agile methodologies, and process improvement. Sarah has spent the last 10 years working with development teams to deliver products in a variety of industries while helping teams grow and excel. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys running, traveling, being a tea snob, and trying new wines.

Posts by Sarah McCasland

August 14, 2017

Certifications vs Experience

Rewind to 2 years ago…I was in my final interview for a product manager position at Modus Create, Inc. I was set to speak with one of the founders. I...

June 2, 2017

Tips To Land A Remote Job

Remote jobs are very hard to land. At Modus, most of our team is remote. Currently, our team is 91 people strong. And we hail from: Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria,...

May 31, 2017

[Video] Establishing a Security First Mindset

Lee Faus, Senior Solutions Architect at GitHub, followed keynote Marty Coburn, and spoke to how GitHub has mastered some highly effective ways to set up workflows for productivity and security....

May 12, 2017

[Video] Agile Culture Shift in the Financial Industry

Ever wonder how large, highly regulated industries decide to make large changes to processes? Devops Wall Street, held in Lower Manhattan, featured speakers from FINRA, Coinbase, GitHub, Modus Create, and...

February 23, 2017

Product Manager vs. Project Manager

A strong product development team will usually have two extremely important roles defined: the Project Manager and the Product Manager. One common misconception is that the Project Manager and Product...

January 24, 2017

Managing Project Scope Creep

When building software, there is always a desire to want more. Whether that is better performance, more product features, or any other things that deviate from your original roadmap, your...

November 10, 2016

Effective Project Manager Tips

Managing software projects is the most challenging, frustrating, humbling, job you can accept. It’s also the most rewarding, fulfilling, fun, job I’ve come to love. Projects will fail for a...

October 26, 2016

Sustainable Pace in a Remote World

Sustainable pace is a theory that transformed thinking for software development. It was originally presented by Kent Beck to counter the idea that a 40 hour work week was something...

June 14, 2016

The Costs of Culture

As a product manager at Modus Create and having worked for other companies both large and small, my perspective on culture has shifted over the years. A good culture based...