The world has changed - quickly - and in many cases without time to prepare. During chaotic times like these, you need to take the space to more formally check in with your team. While standups help keep teams aligned on productivity and expectations, a retrospective can help you facilitate genuine conversations about the shift people are navigating personally, professionally and even financially and the resulting mental burden they may be trying to manage.
In the last few weeks I’ve trained dozens of trainers, facilitators and meeting-leaders how to get their groups engaged, showing them how the kind of approaches they rely on to make it happen in the room, such as small group work and physical activities, can translate to the online space.
We are being disrupted in many ways in today’s world. Many of my executive coaching clients are exhausted from long days of business continuity triage and having to learn and adapt quickly to managing in virtual teams.
I’m the director of an Agile software development team at IBM Security and for my organization, business continuity means releasing high quality software on a regular basis so our clients can securely manage their mobile endpoints and remote workers. Now with the strict mandate to work from home, we are suddenly remote workers ourselves, using mobile and BYOD (bring your own device) more than ever.
In the software development industry, the agile development methodology is something we are all either aware of, or making use of on a daily basis. To many of us, it is our daily work structure and guide to how to successfully contribute to a project. We all know how beneficial agile can be for a project team but have you considered using the Agile Methodology at home?
Now that everyone is working from home, everyone is trying to figure out how to run scrum ceremonies remotely. One of the most challenging ceremonies, even in "normal" times, is the retrospective. Facilitating engaging and productive retrospectives is hard work -- it's doubly hard right now during this sudden shift to distributed teams.
In this webinar, you’ll learn:
How managing a remote team differs from managing a team in-office
Tips on managing a team’s transition to remote work and fully remote teams
How leaders can improve their remote management skills
Coming from a world of waterfall projects, it may seem like agile turns the process upside down. Even with the promise of great benefits, it can be hard to determine the extent of disruption and how the transformation of process may impact productivity.