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Maneuver to Make Distributed Design Team Agile

The growing rage of remote work made it easier for technology firms to bring the cream crowd on-board. The concept is no more a buzz as employers across the globe are adopting it fast. But the concept of remote or distributed working is a bit tricky for designers.

In this article at Agile Connection, Ekaterina Kudievskaia explains that the agile mindset would be beneficial for the distributed design teams.

Risky Affair

As the distributed design teams need regular communication, extensive brainstorming for innovative ideas, exchange of files and coordination, there is a constant risk looming over.  The risk may create a bubble around projects and what is going on inside them. Being adaptive to agile is the best solution to combat the risk. Here are a few to keep the distributed teams agile:

  1. Seamless Communication: Throughout the projects, keep each team member involved in the daily stand-ups to maintain regular updates. Among designers, there should be frequent calls to discuss current tasks, challenges, areas of improvement, design trends, and best practices. As a result, the design team will have a holistic view of everything and they can easily allocate work, clear up and stay up to date.
  2. Practical Work Approach: Establish a strong work process and promote consistency across the team. Document the work process in confluence when hiring a new designer and go over the significant details. Meanwhile, actively explore ways to improve the existing process and documentation to suit the needs of evolving distributed teams.
  3. Super Powers: The distributed design teams should be formed with distinct personalities and strengths. The team should absorb resources with great technical knowledge and a passion for learning new tools. They should have exceptionally reliable and ready to help attitude. Encourage the distributed teams to proactively explore new tools and keep up with the latest industry trends.

The author adds that the software design and development industry is constantly transforming. To remain upbeat and keep up with new demands, follow the set of principles outlined above. Click on the following link to read the original article:

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