Category: Remote Collaboration

11 June 2020 / Agile & Scrum
A full remote highly collaborative teams self-design workshop with 80+ people? Yes!

This Spring, one of our customers wanted to change the distribution of people in the teams that work to develop their main product.* To do this, we were planning to have a large workshop to do a redesign of the current team layout by teams themselves. Taking into account certain constraints of course. After the workshops, in their next Sprint, the teams would work in...

10 April 2020 / Remote Collaboration
Supporting a courageous elementary school teacher

- We blurred out the children for their privacy and protection - In times of crisis we find it important to help others in need of new knowledge and experiences, using the expert capabilities we have. These days it became obvious that many crucial organizations around us were/are not prepared for a digital approach. Elementary schools are definitely one of those. Thanks to a courageous...

24 March 2020 / Remote Collaboration
How VPN constrained remote working will lead to depressions and how to fix it

Today many organisations are fighting the limits of their VPN infrastructure and send out quick fixes to people, block more outside websites and applications and more of this. A necessary action to guarantee connections to all in the short run but not something to keep for the long haul. No video allowed, limited audio allowed, only connect with others for work related meetings, no insights...

4 September 2019 / Agile & Scrum
How to run multi-site Scrum events without tooling?

Today I am frequently working with larger organisations and continually have to deal with people in different locations across the country or globe. This kind of context brings its own challenges and many people hope to find solutions in tooling and so did I, but hey, did I think wrong! Before going into running multi-site events, a bit of context on team setup and the need for...

21 February 2018 / Remote Collaboration
Remote legacy coderetreat

A few weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to facilitate several in-company legacy coderetreats for one of our clients together with the software craftsperson exatraordinair Koen Metsu. I still believe this is an extremely powerful training format to help people to get into practising babystep refactoring and test automation. One of the sessions was with 18 people of which none were physically close to...

27 September 2017 / Agile & Scrum
3 Little pigs retro for Distributed teams

3 Little pigs Retro for Distributed teams Object of Play Finding out new insights and points to improve by looking at the current solution in a way that guides thinking in very brittle to rock sloid components. This version is an adaptation of the 3 little pigs retrospective in the excellent Fun Retrospectives book (www.funretrospectives.com) . This online version is suited for distributed teams. The...