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Questions tagged [remote-teams]

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

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team building activities for remote team [closed]

I have started a new job as a software team lead, the team is remote in another continent and time zone. What are good team building activities to do remotely? Im thinking like some online game, or ...
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questions around “standups” for remote team [closed]

I have been working as a software developer for more than a decade. Recently I took a new job where I have to manage a remote team of 5 developers. We have a "stand up" conference call every day at ...
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How can I encourage remote employees to ask for help?

We've recently acquired a new developer who's working remotely with occasional visits. The initial period of friction has passed, but they're still very reluctant to ask for help and would spend ...
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How to work in Implementations when your technical operations is in another time zone?

Any advice on working with implementations when all your devs and QA are on another timezone and not able to communicate too much online? This is my first experience being in a remote silo situation. ...
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Should I ask developers to report hours in daily reports or ask them to keep the task tracking tool we use with this level of detail?

I am the IT manager in a company having 30 people in the IT team. There are 3 major teams, each with 7 to 8 people, + few other smaller teams. Different locations, cultures and timezones. Having ...
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How to encourage more participation in web scrum meetings?

I have recently become scrum master for an established team that has been doing many parts of Scrum, but has not had a scrum master. The team is great team who does well and I have been trying hard to ...
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Is it normal to find managing remote teams/subcontractors harder?

Typical problems I have found that there is: a delay in communication, even after using project planning tools. More delays. Remote worker not having the self discipline to work structured hours and ...
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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 'top-...
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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 ...