When co-location is not an option…: How to build collaborative culture on distributed teams?

Employees working together, remotely, from all around the world is becoming the norm. Yet, adapting your organization to accommodate distributed teams is not an easy task.

What can you do to enable collaboration on distributed teams? How can you run virtual Agile events and other meetings effectively? How to accommodate remote members without compromising quality and visibility? How can teams work effectively across multiple time zones?

We will talk about various approaches that can help you to enable remote collaboration, improve quality of virtual sessions and build great work culture on distributed teams. We will also discuss tools that can be used to enhance virtual communication.

By the end of this session, you will have better understanding of tools and techniques that can help enhance collaboration experience on distributed teams.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Introduction - 5 mins
  • Setting up the context - 5 mins
    • Remote communication quiz
    • Communication method quality
    • Agile Principle #6
  • Virtual team types - 10 mins
    • All Remote
    • Part Remote/Part Co-located
    • Remote across multiple time zones
  • Virtual facilitation techniques -10 mins
  • Remote Pairing/Swarming/Mobbing - 5 mins
  • Questions - 10 mins

Learning Outcome

You will leave this session with tools and techniques to effectively work with distributed team members, facilitate remote meetings and enable highly collaborative virtual work culture.

Target Audience

Agile Practitioners, Scrum Masters, Team Members, Product Owners, Anyone who works with distributed teams

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