Agile Project Management

Agile and Remote Work are Meant to be Together


Room 1 - Agile Stream 05/16/2017 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Molood Noori Alavijeh
Founder, Remote Forever

Agile and Remote Work are meant to be together
Companies with an ambition to stay ahead of their competition are becoming geographically distributed for various reasons. Whether a company expands to another city by opening a new office or by hiring talented individuals, remote work is a beneficial trend to businesses that we cannot simply ignore. On the other hand, agile is not only becoming mainstream in software development, but also it is getting more popular in other branches of the industry such as HR and marketing.

However, when having everyone working on one product under the same ceiling is not an option, many agile coaches struggle to do their job well. Without daily meetings at a whiteboard covered with colorful sticky notes, they often tend to overuse tools and processes (ironically) in an attempt to value people and interactions. Most of these change agents overlook the opportunities that working remotely creates for communicating efficiently and being agile.

In this talk, Molood will share some of the tactics and strategies she has used to successfully overcome the most common challenges to help distributed organizations be agile while working remotely.

For more information on the topic, please have a look at Molood’s blog: (https://remoteforever.com/blog).