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23May

The Internet’s Best Whiteboarding Apps for Distributed Agile Teams

At Sococo, one of our top feature requests is for an integrated whiteboard as part of a room. We get it! We love whiteboarding, too. (What Agile team doesn’t?) 

There are several app solutions that will give you the feeling of a whiteboard in a Sococo room. We’ve compiled a list of favorites, so you can collaborate in your browser and share your screens to host the whiteboard session of your dreams—no matter where your team is located.

1. RealtimeBoard

22May

How to Onboard and Train New Virtual Team Members

Hiring new employees can feel like a risk. And in fact, it is. SHRM research recently showed that half of all hourly workers leave new jobs in the first four months, and half of all senior outside hires fail within 18 months. This places huge import on the interview and onboarding process for a company, especially when a team is distributed.

22May

5 Tips for Overcoming the Language Barrier on a Distributed Team

In a distributed team, diversity can mean a number of things. Removing the barrier of geographic proximity and the need to commute can be a great advantage in getting the best possible people for the job. More and more, we’re seeing businesses take advantage of the flexibility of a distributed office to hire across borders and create an international team.
17May

Success With Distributed Agile Ceremonies in Sococo - Free eBook!

One of the things I have really come to appreciate about Scrum and Agile, especially after choosing the remote work lifestyle, is the pattern of the ceremonies and the rhythm they set for  teams. These kinds of regular touch points with distinct purpose are important to keep any team engaged, but extra super important for distributed teams. It creates a sense of belonging, and makes the team members feel like they are part of the tribe.

02May

It’s Official: Forrester Report Confirms that Distributed Agile is a Thing

Agile practitioners who are paying attention have known for quite some time that it’s becoming more and more rare to have a completely, 100% physically co-located team. Those of us who have embraced distributed Agile with open arms have been laughed at, snubbed, and looked at with suspicion by dogmatic Agile purists, who insist that face to face conversations can only happen in the same physical location. It’s time for that misconception to change for good.