Dealing with managing physically distributed project teams, often involving subteams from different organizations (e.g. offshore outsourcing).

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Engaging remote team members in sprint planning

Here is the problem: We have remote team members. Most of us are in Western Washington but a few are located in Texas and we lose participation from members of the team because we're doing everything ...
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Difficulties meeting client face-to-face

I am a remote project manager for company XYZ. For most of our past projects, we have no issues with managing the client's feedback; as always technology (emails, video calls etc.) plays a big part in ...
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What are effective techniques for conducting retrospectives for a geographically-distributed team?

Our team is distributed across two cities in EST and one city in PST. We heavily use Hangouts, Google Docs and other collaboration tools. Most advice and techniques for conducting retrospectives are ...
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How to manage remote developers?

I have a small company that produce commercial WordPress themes. Things are working well and I want to hire a freelance Front End Developer to help me. I never managed a remote person(the city I live ...
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Taking over a disorganised team

I'm about to take over an IT team that lacks organisation between members. The employees are as follows: Part time lead software developer & team leader; Onsite; (Me) Full time IT all rounder ...
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iPad for Scrum to Skype or Google Hangout [closed]

I am thinking of using iPad as a Scrum tool to Skype/Google Hangout to coordinate better with our offshore team in a different country. I am planning to hang the iPad onto the scrum board ...
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Communicating requirements to offshore teams

Just to give a context, there is an offshore team in India for a client in San Francisco. The offshore team is about 9 developers and 4 QA, with one project manager. I am doing onsite coordination for ...