Agile in the Ether #20 / 13th March

was on Friday 13th March
at 12:30pm (Universal Time Coordinated / UTC)

We talked about…

  • Helping teams to become better at remote (Coronavirus special) / Top tips for distributed teams when starting out / Encouraging greater    considerations for remote usage in a culture that isn’t used to it and is maybe slightly resistant
  • Waterfall stakeholders and agile teams 
  • OKR’s – are they any good? And do you have any tips for defining team OKR’s?
  • When Communities of Practice Go Bad! How do you keep cross-functional team focus/forming alongside local CoP commitments?

One Comment

  1. Links and comments from the meetup

    Helping teams to become better at remote (Coronavirus special) / Top tips for distributed teams when starting out / Encouraging greater considerations for remote usage in a culture that isn’t used to it and is maybe slightly resistant

    https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/


    
Ian’s toolbox is full of tools to help people with remote working: https://trello.com/b/yNKgDqWn/remote-work-toolbox


    
https://www.remotemobprogramming.org/


    https://www.teamviewer.com/en/
 for remote pairing

    
https://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com/


    
https://code.visualstudio.com/blogs/2017/11/15/live-share
vscose has got screen share add on now.

    here: https://medium.com/@mcleanonline/101-things-to-read-about-remote-working-219e3d54ba9d


    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zL_pkVKR57KOO4zqXUwUpfKd0MzPOue3-GQ6mUDu_fQ/edit


    
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Working-Out-Loud-better-career/dp/0692382399/

    https://emilywebber.co.uk/assisted-serendipity-random-coffee-and-the-power-of-the-unstructured-meeting/


    
Really good post from Alice Goldfuss on working from home for those not used to it: https://blog.alicegoldfuss.com/work-in-the-time-of-corona/


    https://tuple.app/ – remote pair programming on macOS.
https://floobits.com/ – collaborative editing for many development tools.


    Waterfall stakeholders and agile teams

    Look to the cost of the paperwork/governance work – if it’s less than the cost of the work then you can use the paperwork time to do the work and use the output as “the paperwork”.


    
Emily’s Team Onion!
 
https://emilywebber.co.uk/agile-team-onion-many-pizzas-really-take-feed-team/


    
On the need for comms and speaking to people about governance: https://medium.com/@mcleanonline/we-all-need-governance-1-ff85aafbb3ce


    
It might be useful to buy a Prince2 project manager a book to help introduce new ideas for the agile context. https://www.prince2.com/uk/blog/prince2-agile-is-here-but-what-is-it


    OKR’s – are they any good? And do you have any tips for defining team OKR’s?

    
OKR reading list: https://medium.com/@mcleanonline/the-best-okr-reading-list-in-the-world-4344fb4781f7


    
https://svpg.com/team-objectives-overview/


    
4 key lessons I’ve learned about OKRs: https://medium.com/@mcleanonline/4-key-lessons-ive-learned-about-okrs-3f4b902ae9f8


    
This is very interesting re OKR for different org structure https://svpg.com/team-objectives-overview/


    
I’d strongly recommend Christina Wodtke’s book Radical Focus on OKRs – lotsa good stuff and much more about team level rollout stuff.



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This has been my favourite hour this week. Thanks all :)


    
Thanks so much to everyone, agree this is one of my favourite things in the month, so much knowledge and experience, and thanks to Emily for organising!


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