Team working in an office

Remote Work Tools

  • Repositories

  • Document Versioning


  • Automatically store and preserve historical versions of any work product.

  • Highlight changes between two or more historical versions.

  • Record the author(s) of changes along with date and time.

  • Link to the tasks that created those changes.


T4.2 Resource Management

Remote Work Tools

  • Daily Stand-Ups

  • Co-located Teams

  • Core Working Hours

  • No-Meeting Hours

  • Simultaneous Editing

  • Pair Programming

  • Mob Programming


  • Provide opportunities for team members to communicate in real-time on a daily basis.

  • Prioritize and resolve impediments as soon as possible, inside and outside your team.

  • Also provide space for team members to work uninterrupted for multiple hours daily.

  • If there is a question or problem, face-to-face communication is best. 

    • Virtual face-to-face communication (cameras ON) is second-best

    • Phone/audio conversations are a distant third

    • Real-time chat messaging is the next effective

    • Asynchronous email or asynchronous chat is the least-effective and most time-consuming

  • Only use email and discussion boards to post summary information that people can review at their own pace, not time-sensitive questions or information. 

    • TIP: If you have trouble scheduling communication time, schedule a recurring meeting block and commit as a team to never schedule another meeting during that time - once, twice, three times or more, whatever frequency gets the job done. Create an agenda before the meeting. If you are not needed for any agenda items, don’t go. If there is nothing on the agenda, then skip that meeting, you get that time back.


T4.1 Daily Collaboration

  • Confusion

  • Defects (Bugs)

  • Disgruntled Employees

  • Impediments & Delays

  • Lack of Communication

  • Late-breaking Requirements

  • Low Output

  • Rework

  • Siloed “Not My Job” Thinking

Problems Experienced Without These Practices