Virtual Seminar

Designing with Remote Teams

September 2013 90 minutes

You’ll learn to…

  • Collaboratively design with remote teams
  • Identify limiting social and cultural elements
  • Overcome common challenges of remote design
  • Use 9 tactics that help remote teams design better
Topics:

Generations, technologies, cultures, and organizational goals all influence whether team members can work remotely—and to what degree. Some companies are beginning to dabble with this shift. Others, like 37signals (makers of Basecamp), are fully remote. How do they design together—and successfully—from afar?

According to Jeff Gothelf, it all comes down to communication. Using 9 specific tactics and a host of Lean methods, Jeff discovered how to design effectively with teams sitting half a world away. He maintains team cohesion, builds trust with colleagues and clients, and takes advantage of tools that improve long-distance collaboration.

Fortunately, he's willing to share what he's learned.

  • Collaboratively design with remote teams

    • Get a framework for what works and doesn't work for remote design
    • Learn methodologies for achieving success in a Lean or Agile environment
  • Identify limiting social and cultural elements

    • Focus on which communication cues help and hurt collaboration
    • Find out why your past attempts at remote work didn't go well
  • Overcome common challenges of remote design

    • See why
    • Pick tools, cameras, and technologies that facilitate communication
  • Use 9 tactics that help remote teams design better

    • From hiring techniques to process changes, you'll get people talking
    • Boost morale using chat, virtual happy hours, and group sketching

Watch this seminar if you:

  1. Have team members who work in other departments, offices, and time zones
  2. Want to work with others in a more Agile way but aren't sure how to move faster, especially given philosophical, cultural, or political differences
  3. Aren't sure which tools actually promote collaboration (or those that just waste time)