Managing Diverse Remote Teams: An experienced PM on a project is worth the cost - Tag1 TeamTalk #024

Sep 09, 2020

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Among other things, the ongoing pandemic has ripped open the former fabric of our work lives, decentralizing and distributing our collaboration in newfound ways. Project management for agile software development teams is a mission that serves the dual purpose of efficiently producing good software and empowering the humans behind any product. As Project Manager and Scrum Master at Tag1 Consulting, and with over a decade of software development and program and project management experience, Janie Ledet lent the Tag1 Team Talks show her subject matter expertise to share some of the human elements of great, successful projects.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to render most workforces remote for the foreseeable future, crafting inclusive, high-functioning distributed teams isn't an easy matter. At Tag1, we've worked as a remote-first team since the beginning, thanks to deft project management like Janie's. These days more than ever, it's essential to have an experienced project manager on challenging projects, to manage remote teams with deep care, and to leverage best-of-class tools and best practices to shepherd the work of an agile development team.

In a special miniseries in four parts, Michael Meyers (Managing Director, Tag1 Consulting) and your host Preston So (Editor in Chief, Tag1 Consulting) had an opportunity to join Janie for an exciting four episodes about the human side of managing projects in agile software. We'll dive into the most important considerations when resourcing and conducting discovery for a new build, Janie's CARE philosophy for high-functioning remote teams, and best practices, convenient tools, and lessons learned over many years when it comes to elite software projects.

- A practical Guide to Distributed Scrum by Elizabeth Woodward, Steffan Surdek, and Matthew Ganis…
- The Art of Agile Development - James Shore
- Distributed Teams by John O’Duinn:
- Remote: Office Not Required:

Other resources:
-Agile Meets Design Thinking Coursera University of VA online courses. Can audit for free.
Agile Development Specialization
- Security in Color blog & podcast
- Agile for Humans podcast
- Strengths Finder:
- - Articles, videos, book lists, and other resources for helping students in these unprecedented times.
- Time zone converter with the option to include UTC:

Groups working on civil rights issues with technology solutions
- Mozilla SpringLab 2020 missions
- Dolores Huerta Foundation
- More Than Code:

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