How can remote teams be Agile? Are there any tips, tools, strategies that can help communicate the Agile principles and implement them in distributed teams? There are. Many. And that’s a good thing, because no single one applies to all teams. Authors Mark Kilby and Johanna Rothman explain how their latest book is meant to pave the way for a new age of distributed work.
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As the real and the virtual world start blending more than ever, we brush more and more with a kind of “uncanny valley” effect in communications. We have high fidelity video, but it feels odd not being able to move around in a room, not being able to have individual conversations in a call. Peter Lee is the man trying to solve that problem, and he’s taping into many insights from his career as a facilitation coach in order to do so.
While a lot of the problems with not having an office are myth, there are some challenges. How do you prevent your employees from becoming isolated? And can they really feel secure in their jobs when working from home? We talk to Rose Barrett from Grow Remote about this, and much more.
Is it possible to have your team members work visibly and still respect their own individual processes? Pilar Orti says “yes” – but only if you are willing to have some hard conversations – and ask the right questions! Join us for a diverse conversation with the co-author of Thinking Remote, the latest book that should be part of every remote leader’s library.
What if you could upgrade your speaking and writing in the same way as you upgrade your favorite apps and hardware? What if you had a set of language tools – frameworks and questions – that you could wield as productively as your coding, marketing or management suites? Judy Rees gives us this, in the form of Clean Language.
How can you follow Agile principles with a distributed / remote team? Several high-profile coaches and speakers in the Agile world say it isn’t possible. But in this episode, Molood Noori points out that the whole ethos of Agile is about embracing change, and being unwilling to adapt to the future of work is, in that sense, the least Agile thing you can do.
In today’s ever-changing business world, only those who learn are able to thrive. Doubly so when it comes to building and leading remote teams – everyone is still figuring out how to do it! Enter Tammy Bjelland, serial founder of remote companies and expert in the art of learning.
How can you figure out the best way to be metrics-driven when performance happens over several different disciplines? How to develop disciplined focus without stifling creativity? And what are the best ways for a remote leader to build a peer group online? TimeDoctor’s co-founder Liam Martin tells us all about his strategy.
What’s a good blueprint for remote managers to follow if they want to delegate more responsibility and help their team members grow? How does a star manager solve team conflict and deal with the “brilliant jerk” scenario? Buffer’s VP of Engineering, Katie Womersley, talks to us about her management philosophy.
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