Tag: Remote Work

Agile

Distributed Agile Teams and the Telecommuting Naysayers

There are a lot of beliefs out there about telecommute/remote working environments that are just plain false. People seem to have the belief that if I cannot see you, we cannot possibly collaborate together efficiently. You want to talk to your coworker Bob, how would you do it? […]

Agile

Face-2-Face Communication May Not Be Needed

“The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.” – Agile Manifesto; Beck, K. et al (2001). Face-to-face communication is typically described as communication without using some sort of technology to facilitate that communication. It is also how most […]

Open Office Plan

Open Offices Suck

Background noises, a dozen conversations, and coworkers gnashing on their lunch. The ring of someone’s phone every couple of minutes, an impromptu meeting being carried out that has nothing to do with me, and someone is talking louder and louder as they try to be heard. Someone tells […]