Top Tips and Resources for Working Remotely

As more and more companies are moving to remote/virtual team collaboration, there is a wealth of strategies we can leverage to shorten learning curves and enhance productivity.

In our recent webinar, participants shared their top suggestions for working remotely:

  • Double down on the Agile ceremonies
  • Set team norms for working remotely
  • Design your meeting, beyond the agenda
  • Test your tools and internet (connect through hardwire when possible)
  • Learn and use online collaboration tools (see list below)
  • Brush up on effective facilitation and engagement skills for virtual meetings
  • Plan for Plan B (tech failure, screen share, audio, background noise)
  • Plan for icebreakers and get-to-know-you activities

Online resources

At AgilityHealth, we have global team members who work virtually every day. Together they’ve helped us gather a list of the tools that we use and other helpful links:

Ideation & Collaboration:
Brainstorming, voting, roadmapping, charts and visual boards – Miro, Aha, Mural, Ideaboardz, Funretro.io
Collaboration tools – Slack, MS Teams, Google Hangouts, MS Office 360, Google Drive, WhatsApp, Bitrix
Polling, engagement, Q&A – Slido, Doodle, Kahoot (Zoom, Skype, MS Teams and WebEx have polls)
Work Management:
ALM team tools – Jira, Leankit, Azure DevOps, Trello, Asana, Collabnet Versionone, monday.com
Specific PI planning tools – Leankit, PIPlanning.io, Miro, Kendis, Target Process, Draft.io
Measurement & continuous improvement: AgilityHealth, Comparative Agility
Video & Online Meetings:
Online video meetings – Zoom, Skype Business, WebEx, Whereby
Tools for screen sharing/remote support – Mikogo, Teamviewer

Community tips for working remotely

As an example of how remote teams can work collaboratively and share suggestions, we created this FunRetro board. Please read the tips, vote and add your own ideas!

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Comments
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  • Thank you for this great insight, very useful in this challenging period.

    May I suggest Draft.io as another relevant tool for virtual PI Planning? It’s a collaborative blackboard that provides an ideal balance between freedom and structure. It’s perfect for building agile artifacts like Program Boards as well as running remote collaboration session.

    Hope it helps!

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