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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

19Jul

The Top 4 Most Annoying Things About Distributed Team Standups for a ScrumMaster (and How to Stop Them!)

Distributed teams don’t have it easy when it comes to the daily standup. The whole idea behind a standup is to be fast, focused, and actionable. Co-located teams know where to go every day, how long it takes them to get there from their office or cube, and where the candy dishes are along the way. If nothing else, they see their teammates going into the standup room and will scramble quickly to follow them in and grin as if they’d been ready and waiting all morning (and not looking at their fantasy football scores).
17Feb

10 Meeting Rules to Live By For Distributed Teams

“Bob, let’s schedule a sync up before next week’s conference call to discuss the action steps from last week’s sales meeting.” Sound familiar? For many corporate employees these days, it would seem that every workday is so filled with meetings, it can be difficult to get any actual work done! This increasingly common “meeting-overload” phenomenon is not just unproductive, it’s exhausting and downright annoying.