From 2 person Company that worked on the other side of the Globe,  to a 30+ company, thats spread across,  BigBinary has grown gradually.

 

Since its completely remote as well as Service based, it has its own unique way of growing, and adheres to its own set of problems.

 

There are things ranging from, how do you hire, when do you hire? To how does your client get comfortable with your Company being remote.

 

As a team that can hire remotely, and pay good salary, does salary even account for a person to 

join the company, when there is a looming reality that, there is NO Office, to this Company. 

This is further exaggerated in an employer market like India, which is still fairly conservative.

 

Or does a better work-life balance, no time wasted on commute, and being able to spend more time with Family, trump these concerns?

 

Then, when new developers do join, how do you make sure that you are working in a sync, 

as a team. Following the same Code conventions. Following the same process that has been in place 

to ensure faster and better delivery.

 

Since its remote, a 9-5 timeline is not a realistic or expected commitment. When should people work? 

Does everyone need to be online and work at the same time? Not everyone is going to work on the same project or team.

Does this apply to such teams in that case?

 

How does the Company manage projects. Does it micro-manage the Developers? Because lets face it, 

you are not sitting next to the person as in a office, you are not witnessing how the developers work. 

How do you measure and build trust, in such a setup.

 

How do you bring a developer up to speed, with exciting conventions and processes your company uses. 

Things that are going to be alien to them.

 

How do you pick concepts from the best, and then move forward as single team, functioning as a single unit, 

instead of a bunch of freelancers scattered around.

 

Lets discuss, some unique set of problems Remote Consulting teams face, and how to make most of it.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

The Session will go over the following details, and build upon how Remote works and helps to build a team. What are some issues faced and some great advantages from the same.

The Flow of the session would consist of following:

  • Building a Remote Company
  • Is Remote for You?
  • When does the Company expand? 
  • How do you hire in a non-office, non-physical environment, without meeting someone
  • Hiring the best from any part of the world
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Resisting and restricting burn-outs
  • Working as a Team
  • Conventions and Processes to Follow for uniformity
  • Building trust
  • Managing projects, not People
  • What time does everyone work?
  • How to make the most of being Remote(Scale at will, without restriction of a Physical Office. )
  • Growing you team’s skills
  • Being Steady 

Learning Outcome

In the past some years, working Remote has picked up a lot and has not remained as some wacky concept some Person or Company does.

Evangelized and popularized by companies like Basecamp , GitHub, etc. its gaining traction based on its benefits and way of working.

 

This session, tries to go over how we built a 100% company from its inception in the past 3-4 years, to the 30+ team it is right now.

What were some challenges we faced in the doing so in the Indian market, and how we grew steadily.

 

The experiences we had, can be useful to anyone trying to build a team remotely. It also acts a showcase, that Remote is not a myth and works in 

the Indian market very well.

 

Best take ways will be, how maintaining a culture is pinnacle with Growth, and different things that come around this package.

Target Audience

Entrepreneurs interested in building Remote teams, Anyone interested in knowing the Anatomy of a Remote setup in a Company.

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