Well we adopted scrum in the past as the project management paradigm. However one of the cornerstones of scrum is the daily standup meeting.
In corona lockdown era (or any time where it is relevant) this is no longer possible as face to face. So the first adaption was to use any of the plethora of online meetup tools. While this is amazing on paper, in practice this didn't work at all.
Some people have a bad connection (one employee works quite far and his connection quite often dropped). Some people (like me) have a lot of environmental noise: I have a neighbour that's constantly shouting. While headphones easily remove that sound the microphone every so often picks up his voice and actually thinks mine is the "noise" and removes it. And the biggest problem are the people with small children. Not only do they kind of often interrupt (which is cute admittedly but adds up in time), but it even now means those people can no longer make sure they are "available at time x". They can only work when the children are asleep so their schedule is quite random.
This has all meant that daily standup meetings are near impossible, and even a meeting every few days is more of a chore and annoyance than that it actually serves its purpose. It's also near impossible to fight this, as each time we solve a "problem" next problem rises which makes the meetup again bad quality.
Which had me think:
Is there a project management paradigm that accepts the fate of the world. And fully embraces the idea that "meetings are particularly valueable and can only happen every so often". Thus focusses on meetings only every other week, and enables other tools to work together? While stressing the ability for each team member to work for longer periods on their own.
We're now falling back on "ad hoc" planning and just doing whatever we can without a clear structure. It would be nice if there was some structure we can put around the chaos that starts to form.