It is the Psychological, not the Physical distance – working with Distributed Agile Teams

Have you worked with Distributed (Agile) Teams, what was your experience, what did you like most about it and what were the challenges?

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Bring teams together by using Team Heart model

Have you worked with teams who lack understanding of each other and have miss-aligned expectations? In short, they are under-estimating each other’s potential and missing the opportunity to achieve greater things together. Continue reading to know how I experimented…

Team Heart Model

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IWA: How a video call can help to enhance remote working experience?

In a remote working environment, effective communication is key to the success of a team and keeping the people engaged and motivated. The video call is a great alternative for an in-person meeting where communication happens face to face using digital tools. Though it is often challenging to understand the complete body language of the participants. To set the right expectations, I think It is important that the team defines an understanding of how to use video while working remotely, as some people might be uncomfortable.

Some benefits that I see as an Agile Coach/Team member.

  • People see each other and it becomes easy to make a connection
  • It is possible to see how people are feeling, facial expressions and hand movements and gestures.
  • One can collaborate over video calls by explaining on paper or whiteboard, which will be hard to do over a voice call.
  • It can decrease “out of sight, out of mind” feeling

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Hot Air Balloon Retrospective Model

Are you using any metaphor in your Retrospective meetings?

Using Metaphors in our conversations can help us to understand an object, conversation or action from a different perspective. They can also serve as a powerful tool leading us to think in new or a different way.

In this post, I will explain how to use the Hot Air Balloon model to use in a Sprint Retrospective event.

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