How does work from home impact our use of agile approaches? If co-location is no longer possible, can we still be agile? Let's address the co-location question and look at agile practices in remote work situations.
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Virtual teams can benefit from celebrations—perhaps even more than co-located teams. The difficulty is figuring out when and how to celebrate. The best tactics use existing communication technology and utilize many opportunities.
Projects involving organizational change pose a challenge for project professionals leading virtual teams. This article discusses how project managers can navigate virtual team members through change, whether large or small. In doing so, it reports the results of the 2011-2012 Towers Watson study, Clear Direction in a Complex World, which shows that organizations that are highly effective at change management and communication are twice as likely to outperform their peers and eight times as likely to continue to exhibit new behaviors after a change is complete.
Nearly everyone deals with virtual teams in the current business environment, so you are already communicating with virtual resources. But communicating well is a key part of managing a project with a virtual team.