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There are two major impacts of a remote Scrum Master in my experience. The first is that meetings like the retrospective and sprint planning are a real challenge. The biggest problems are usually with audio quality, particularly if using phone lines or teleconference hardware that mutes the end of the call that isn't talking. If you can get a top quality ...


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It isn't clear from your post if your team is practicing Scrum, so I'll start with general information before going to Scrum. There is no single right way to run a stand-up meeting. You can call it whatever you like (just consider that the term Daily Scrum suggests a specific practice). Usually, the value of the standup to share important information that ...


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Well, one by-the-book answer is: don't. The Daily Scrum is a 15-minute time-boxed event for the Development Team. Your attendance is not required. And as long as you do your job in Ensuring the Development Team understands items in the Product Backlog to the level needed. There should be no problem. Now the real world answer is probably more ...


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From the university courses and companies I was at remotely / with some distance, it was common to use a Facebook Group from where we all would connect and discuss relevant content (updates from the university/company, auctions, contests (chess, cooking, ....), discussions about the general approach to solving problems, etc.). The pattern I could see is that ...


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I'm a fan of using a web conference with video to highlight the team member's individual work environments. Kind of like an MTV Cribs-type virtual tour get together that allows each team member to showcase where they work and to interact with their teammates through stories and questions about their work environment. We do this every so often (really ...


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The real question is, can the team work remotely. Of all the roles, the Scrum Master is not more or less dependent on good communication than the other roles. At least not if they work as a team. Sure, you can lock a developer in a room somewhere and they'll produce code, but that's not what a team is. Teamwork only works with all the people in the same room....


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There's the term Virtual team (also known as a geographically dispersed team, distributed team, or remote team) which defines the ones made up of people in different physical locations. One can also read in two different articles the following definitions groups of geographically, organizationally and/or time dispersed workers brought together by ...


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Agile is very much built around trust and empowerment. Micromanaging and trying to 'catch out' teams is incompatible with this. Some of the effects of the current approach include: By providing top-down technical solutions you take away ownership from the team doing the work. If things go badly, they may just think 'well it wasn't our idea in the first ...


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random slack channel or something like that always works. it takes time for people to get drawn in but it's the best way for people to get to know each other. we share news, memes, discuss random stuff and etc.


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