In a world where social distancing has become the new normal, product teams are learning how to stay efficient despite an almost instantaneous shift to remote working. But what impact has this shift to remote working had on product teams? And what tactics should we be adopting?
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The sudden shift to remote work this year has forced us all to adapt. How does it change how agile teams develop and grow? And how can we ensure effective communication, consistency and alignment? Here are some answers and things to consider.
In agile product development, we try to work on fewer things and stick with them until we finish. Rapid priority shifts are expensive and demoralizing. But that’s not always clear on the go-to-market side, so we need stories like the Hungry Man Parable to build better understanding.
Question: Unfortunately, we were just starting a new agile team process as circumstances forced us to begin working from home rather than in the office. Since one of agile’s important principles is working as a small, collaborative team, this makes it difficult for us. How can we continue to get the best value for our company by working together even though we are no longer collocated?
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Many traditional project management deliverables have agile alternatives. For instance, a product backlog is somewhat analogous to a work breakdown structure. Yet we rarely see agile communications management plans. Why is this?
Circumstances sometimes create a difficult situation where you are bringing news or information that contradicts current foundational assumptions. The correct tactics will keep the situation from disrupting your project more than necessary.
Ready to hit "send"? Pause for a moment and make sure you’ve answered these three critical questions that will help you get your message across—and get results from your communications.
Your team has probably figured out how to work with video and audio by now. However, while video and audio are necessary, they are not sufficient for remote teams. Every team also needs a persistent chat backchannel.