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05/22/2020
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Agile tools for remote teams

Agile tools for remote teams Every leader who currently manages people is desperately looking for tools to help their remote teams. And the good news is that there are many options available on the market today.

Unfortunately, with so many options, it is difficult to find the best tools.

If you are looking for applications that give you more control and make your team’s remote work more productive, check out the options below!

Agile helps manage teams by offering greater operational flexibility, resulting in a competitive advantage. This creates a dynamic similar to that of startups.

Agile practices also result in the following:

  • Reduction of bureaucracy and micro-management in projects.
  • Improve the ability to adapt quickly to changes in direction.
  • Reduced go-to-market time for projects, products, or services.
  • Increased efficiency through frequent testing and validation cycles.

→ The Agile approach, born among software developers and increasingly incorporated into projects and teams from different areas, offers the ability to implement a clear structure that promotes iterative development, collaboration, and a focus on quality and efficiency.

→ Learn more: Remote team management: how agile practices can help!

Agile tools for remote teams

For conference calls:

Hangouts

Unified communications service that allows members to initiate and participate in text, voice, or video chats, individually or in groups. Hangouts are built into Google+ and Gmail.

→ Available for Android and iOS.

Zoom

Celebrated as one of the main software applications for videoconferencing on the market. Mostly used for video conferences, it also serves for virtual audio-only meetings.

The free plan allows conference calls of just 40 minutes, and it is necessary to subscribe for unlimited use.

→ Available for Android and iOS.

For organizing and managing tasks:

Trello

Perhaps the most popular project and team management solution today. Its interface is simple and intuitive, as it uses the Kanban model of organizing tasks through cards.

Each card can have a to-do list and be shared by all team members or specific people, as defined by the user. It works very well for controlling deliveries according to a schedule defined by the manager.

→ Available for Android and iOS.

Asana

Excellent tool for managing workflow within a project. With it, users standardize interfaces according to their needs and preferences, providing flexibility in controlling tasks while showing progress and assisting action schedule management.

For the project manager, Asana delivers a panoramic view of everything that is being done and also helps to verify the performance of each team member.

→ Available for Android and iOS.

RetroTool

Highly recommended application for retrospective management, it’s simple, easy, and even fun to use. With RetroTool, you create controls using pre-configured templates with the option to design new custom templates to send your team so they can participate in the analysis.

It helps keep everyone on the same page by allowing users to write their thoughts on cards in a private section, publish and share their cards, and create action points based on discussions.

→ Available for desktop only.

FunRetro

Also focused on retrospective management, FunRetro is a tool that you can use in your regular sprint session to discuss what went well and what didn’t. You can easily identify obstacles and discuss ideas for improvements that enable you to move forward.

→ Available for desktop only.

To foster collaboration:

Miro

Online collaborative board platform, Miro facilitates collaboration in teams and organizations of all sizes.

With this tool, it is possible to do everything from brainstorming with digital “sticky notes” to planning and managing agile workflows.

→ Available for desktop, Android, and iOS.

Ideabordz

A team collaboration tool that allows teams to post ideas, collect information, and reflect retrospectively.

IdeaBoardz is especially useful for teams distributed geographically as it allows the user to collect input over a few days and then meet and discuss.

→ Available for desktop only.

Mural

A digital workspace for visual collaboration, Mural is widely used in remote teams that apply Design Thinking.

Mural allows you to gather a shared understanding of the client’s challenges and proposed solutions and enables the team to confidently move forward.

→ Available for desktop only.

We hope you find this list helpful! Which tool do you think can help you manage your teams remotely? Do you have a tool you like to use that was not mentioned here? Please leave a comment below. 

 

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