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Working with remote or distributed teams?

 
For many people, working remotely means dialing into meetings to listen in. If you’ve ever done this, you’ll know how ineffective it can be. It’s just not the same as being in the same office. But what if it could be better? With global companies, and flexible working arrangements, more people are experiencing working remotely and having distributed teams. We want to help you embrace the remote generation. With a few small changes, we believe remote work can be more effective and enjoyable.
 

We think remote is the future. We think you know it is too.

We would love to help you explore what is possible for your team.

Contact us to experience a powerful remote coaching session with your whole team. Yes, for free.

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Top Tips For Distributed Meetings

We regular talk on how to improve your distributed meetings. This video covers our top tips. https://www.growingagile.co.za/wp-content/videos/TopTipsH264.mp4   Tip 1: Use Good Tech Tech is changing all the time, and mostly, it's getting better. Be sure to...
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Remote Team Survey

We are interested in learning more about teams that work remotely or distributed teams. What does that mean? In simple terms it means that at least 1 person on your team is not co-located. This could be something that always happens, or something that only happens...
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Remote Work – Hardware?

Here’s the hardware we use currently use. As with tools - this changes overtime... what do you use? Speakerphone: Perfect for conference calls which we both attend from the same location, but with remote clients. Works both as a USB speakerphone for your computer and...
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Remote Work – What tools do you use?

Here are our favorite tools that make remote work better... We have used all of these at some point. Sometimes we move on, others have stuck around. What works for you and your team? World Clock and WorldTimeBuddy Slack Trello Zoom Google Hangout Skype Boardthing...
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Remote – More Info

These sites are great resources about remote work, go ahead and explore them. https://zapier.com/learn/the-ultimate-guide-to-remote-working/ http://www.continuousagile.com/unblock/index.html https://remote.co/ And if the remote bug has bitten - theres even a site to...
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Remote Working – What do others think?

We think Remote Working will be the way of the future. This is not something you will hear many agile coaches saying. So don't just listen to us, see what others are saying. Here are a collection of articles from across the web about working remotely:...
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Remote Working – Recommended Books

More and more people want to work from home. Here are some books we’d recommend on the topic of working remotely: Remote: Office Not Required by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun...
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The remote backlog grooming / refinement session

A few weeks ago a company contacted us. They needed help. They were busy with a super important project and wanted to do it the agile way, and were a bit stuck. The business and management people were in City A and the dev team were in City B. They had a bit of...
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Agile in Distributed Teams

We were recently featured on Agile TD Mondays talking about Distributed Teams. Watch the video here:
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Agile Africa – Is there anybody there?

We gave a talk at Agile Africa on Distributed Agile. Of course because we were speaking we couldn't do sketchnotes, fortunately the Sketching ScrumMaster attended our talk. Here are her lovely sketchnotes...
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Remote Team Survey

Do you work with a remote or distributed team? Even if just 1 person sometimes works from home? Please take our survey, no more than 5 minutes needed. Results will be published as a blog post.

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I would definitely recommend Growing Agile’s coaching calls to anyone. They are convenient and great value for money.

Tania Oliver

Scrum Master, Clickatell

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