Daily Scrum

Virtual Teams Best Practices Holding a short daily scrum is the single most important best practice for the success of virtual teams. Call it a video conference, scrum, stand up, touchpoint, meeting, or anything you want but having a daily group event goes a very long way toward addressing the major challenges faced by virtual teens. The challenges faced by virtual teams - communication, trust, accountability, and productivity are all reduced when you have a brief 15 to 20-minute videoconference each day. The agenda for a daily scrum should be extremely simple. It should consist of a quick roundtable where…
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Tool Masters

Virtual Teams Best Practice Designate a 'tool master' for each software tool used by your virtual team. This tool master is responsible for developing expertise for a specific software tool. The tool master can then instruct and assist other team members and how to use the software program to its full and best effect.  If your team has more tools than members, each team member may be responsible for more than one tool. The tool master should allocate time to initially learn about each tool and later allocate time to stay up to date on new features and best practices…
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