Introduction I started my professional career in an archipelago and I have been involved in Open Source for years so managing remote software related teams, departments and even organizations has been the default for me. I have been also working as consultant in a remote-friendly environment and now I am working at MBition remotely. I … Continue reading The Remote Journey: references to start
An important part of any (people) manager's work is to evaluate how things are going for your team members, the people under your responsibility. When managing distributed or remote teams, the one on ones (1:1) become even more relevant than in collocated environments. In extreme cases, they represent the only opportunity a manager to have … Continue reading Working in distributed / remote environments 4: one on ones (1:1s)
This is the second and last post of the Weekly Meetings series. If you haven't read the first one, I recommend you do before reading this one. Where? There is a very simple rule in distributed environments. If one of the participants in the weekly meeting is remote or at a different office, everybody is … Continue reading Working in distributed / remote environments 3: weekly meetings (II)
This is the first out of two parts dedicated to share my experience around weekly meetings in distributed and/or remote environments (DRE). Introduction As a manager I cannot tell you how many times I have listened colleagues of mine complaining about having too many meetings, but specially about too many unproductive meetings. Sadly, they are … Continue reading Working in distributed / remote environments 3: weekly meetings (I)
Agile establishes conversations as one key principle. The set up in those companies that follow agile methodologies are designed to maximise the interaction among developers and other people involved in product or service development. When working in distributed environments, the need to have those conversations does not change, but since the environment is significantly different, … Continue reading Working in distributed / remote environments 1: daily short meetings.