Improving All-Remote Team Decision Making with “Request For Comments”

Our team’s process for discussing and making significant technical decisions was broken. As the tech lead, I wasn’t getting the feedback I wanted. Some team members were concerned about being excluded from the work, and the thought of running lengthy video meetings to discuss the pending decisions wasn’t something anyone relished. We needed a change. […]

Making the Most of Mural – 5 Ways to Prep for a Great Remote Workshop

Since working from home has become the new normal, we’ve adjusted to remote workshopping by employing a variety of digital tools to help us collaborate from afar. One of our most beloved has been Mural. Out of the box, Mural offers a variety of handy templates and tools to get your team collaborating quickly. It […]

Just Phoning it In? 4 Ways to Keep Daily Remote Standup Calls Valuable

Many teams have recently faced the challenge of transitioning to remote work. Our existing Scrum ceremonies have helped make this shift easier for my project teams. Starting the day with an intentional check-in is already a habit, thanks to our daily standups. But it’s far from “business as usual.” As Zoom fatigue mounts and the […]

4 Steps to Starting a Daily Standup with Your Family During Remote Work/School

Since mid-March, my husband and I have been working from home full time; our two teenagers also began online schooling around that time. Like many households, we suddenly had to figure out how to maintain harmonious relationships while keeping the same levels of productivity. Influenced mostly by having to compete for office space and bandwidth, […]