Working remotely is still a relatively new thing compared to going to an office, which has centuries long tradition. Despite its tremendous growth recently (especially in IT industry), there is not a lot of literature about best practices and working solutions. We still miss patterns for remote collaboration.
Many companies try remote working, but fail at doing it effectively.
They go with the conclusion that it is a broken model. But the truth is, that working remotely is just different, and expecting it to be the same as stationary work, with just people in different places, is the biggest mistake that one can made about it. To fully benefit from it, one must learn how to get most out of it.
You need to learn how to embrace remote work, instead of working around it.
On the other hand, some companies are already there, when it comes to remote working. Or at least they think they are. But is there something more that we can strive for? More ideas that we can try and benefit from? Many of them.
As programmers and managers we are in constant search for techniques that can improve our effectiveness. We want to deliver software faster and of better quality. And when projects succeed we need to scale developers team with the growth of the business. Imagine that you can add team members without much worrying of additional communication costs. Imagine your team reaching its full potential instead of mediocre.
That’s why we are writing a book, to help you. It will teach you how certain practices can empower people working in your organization. How to avoid wasting time and resources on repetitive ceremonies that bring little value. And how to communicate so that nobody needs to hear you, yet everybody can listen you.
However, it is not a book for project managers or business owners only. The advices here are also intended for programmers. Because as we all know, the change can be as well introduced bottom-up. And with this pack of knowledge, programmers can become great managers. So if you ever felt undervalued as developer and wondered how a different environment, which gives you more responsibility, might look like, go and read it.
What can you expect
The first chapter focuses on topic of story size. Specifically why using stories of size 1 helps you deliver and gives team members a closure. And how it also allows you to manage priorities on daily basis and avoid risk.
The second chapter, that is currently being written by Andrzej Krzywda, is about overcommunication. That is the essence of our communication. How a little too much is always better than a little not enough. What things are worth communicating and which new tools and techniques can help you deliver your message more clearly.
Another topics that we hope to cover:
- Continuous deployment,
- Lack of Pull Requests,
- Green Build
- Developers talking to clients and creating tickets
- Lack of Project Managers
- Standups and Meetings
- Splitting tickets across developers
- And probably even more
Shut up and take my money
You can order beta version (including all the future releases) for $7 right now: Async Remote . The final release is planned around the end of the year.
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