Communication: 7 Agile strategies for managing remote teams

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7 Agile communication strategies for managing remote teams

1. Foster a culture of continuous integration when builds are constantly discussed and planned.

  • All members actively strive not to break the build.
  • They will provide visibility to broken builds.
  • All will react with a sense of urgency to adjust build issues.

2. Commit to regular builds, so you don’t prioritize upholding the plan over agility.

3. Embrace the social process of developing custom software.

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4. Foster close communication between UX designers and business analysts to accelerate throughput by a factor of two.

5. Discuss even non-functional requirements.

6. Managing a distributed team may mean documenting more.

7. Choose a suite of communication tools for your team that allows for the natural escalation of communication needs.

  • Chat 1–1
  • Chat many-to-1
  • Voice call
  • Visual call
  • Screen share
  • Collaborative composition

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