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Agile Software Development: Remote Teams

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Successfully roll out an agile-based remote working strategy for your software team. Learn best practices for effective communication, hiring, and distributed development.

Software teams are increasingly going remote—and for good reason. Remote workers often boast greater autonomy and productivity than their in-office counterparts. Going remote can also help organizations save on resources by allowing them to invest less in physical infrastructure. Curious about how to help your software team make the switch to remote work? In this course, Andrea Goulet shows you how, stepping through how to roll out an agile-based remote working strategy for your software team. Along the way, she shares distributed development practices that can benefit both fully remote and co-located teams. Get tips for leveraging top tools for distributed teams, maintaining technical excellence, interviewing and hiring, adapting standup meetings for remote workers, and more.


  • Remote-first culture for agile teams
  • What you should know
1. Remote Working
  • The rise of remote working
  • Remote working benefits
  • Remote working challenges
2. Collaboration and Conversations
  • Remote working models
  • Remote working models: Colocated
  • Remote working models: Distributed
  • Conway's Law: Building a strong communication foundation
  • The intentionally distributed mindset
  • Shifting to a digital workspace
  • The cost of context switching
  • ChatOps: Integrating your communications
  • Signal vs. Noise
3. Technical Excellence & Security
  • Virtual private networks (VPNs) and firewalls
  • Encryption and two-factor authentication
  • Version control: Never run a remote team without it
  • Methodologies that drive development
  • Continuous improvement and marginal gains
  • Continuous integration, delivery, and deployment
  • Understanding technical debt
4. Deploying Early and Often
  • Atomic commits: One change, one commit
  • Branching and forking
  • Code reviews
5. Hiring, Planning, and Measuring
  • Creating job descriptions for remote positions
  • Interviewing and hiring for remote teams
  • Where's the whiteboard?
  • Remote whiteboard tools
  • Remote pairing and mobbing
  • Remote standups
  • Remote retrospectives
  • Next steps

Taught by

Andrea Goulet

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