In this interactive session Shane discuss his experience working in a distributed, virtual organization which is founded on an Agile Mindset. The challenges of maintaining agility when remote, the ways the ICAgile team have consciously designed their team and organization culture and provide actionable advice based on real experience on how to maintain collaboration, teamwork and live the agile values in a remote only organization.

ICAgile is a global, virtual organisation working with partners across over 100 countries spanning almost every timezone. There is no single corporate office and the ICAgile team is spread across seven locations in three countries. We have managed to build a strong collaborative culture and a truly safe working environment focused on outcomes rather than activities, holding each other to account and being really effective and productive while having a joyful workplace.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

5 mins warmup and scene setting

10 mins group activity myths and facts of remote teams

15 mins group activity exploring the benefits for both organizations and individuals

20 mins the ICAgile story - what we do, how we do it

20 mins group activity exploring what's needed to make remote teams effective

10 mins advice for leaders, teams and individuals

10 mins Q&A and wrapup

Learning Outcome

Participants will

  • Know the difference between the types of distributed and remote teams and the challenges these teams face around collaboration
  • See how one organisation overcame these challenges and created a truly collaborative, agile culture despite being completely remote
  • Have a list of tools which can be used to support remote collaboration and know how they have contributed
  • Have some additional resources to explore in their own context
  • Have some fun while learning

Target Audience

Anyone working in or with a remote team

Prerequisites for Attendees

None

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