A new episode of Remotely Prepared is up and it’s on a topic that I’ve just been hearing and experiencing so much since the Covid-19 pandemic hit and that is community. Community of your team, your company, your friends, your customers, everywhere you look, communities are pulling together to help one another get through this. It’s fantastic to see. Full episode is here – https://www.upsidedownoffice.com/podcast/its-all-about-community

What does it take to lead teams remotely? What are some of the ups and downs that you are going to go through? What has worked for you over the past few months and what exploded on the launchpad before it even happened? What would you like a do-over at? What do you need help in? Do these sound like questions that might be asked of you during a podcast? They probably are. We’re gearing…

The most common phrase that has been uttered since we all started working remotely. And guess what, to many the answer is still no. Because we weren’t listening before, because we weren’t taking in what people were saying and because all we wanted to hear is what was playing in our head. You don’t need to be muted to realize that. Being muted simply makes it real and forces you to hit the button hoping…

I hope so. But if we’re building it for the first time, all I can give you is an educated guess based on what I know and where we’re going. I’ll toss in a dash of experience and know-how but if it’s something brand new you’re asking for and you need a definite answer as to whether it will work the way we are drawing it on the board today and you can’t proceed with…

I was listening to a great podcast in the car today – “Programming Leadership” – and the topic was on Agile Development. At one point the interviewee on the cast said something along the lines of – “you learn a couple of methodologies, you put them into a toolbox and you pick what works for your organization and you do it.” – I almost pulled the car off to the side of the road. I’ve…