Lightweight Collaboration Tools

When you work with distributed teams it is important to have lightweight tools for efficient communication. Here are some free tools that I would recommend:

Surveymonkey – Online polls
Doodle – Scheduling
Skype – Video and voice conferencing
Chatzy – Private web based chatrooms (port 80 only, mobile access)
Trello – Scrum and Kanban boards (highly interactive)
Kunagi – Scrum boards (includes . . . → Read More: Lightweight Collaboration Tools

Impediment Number One to Agile Adoption

Scrum is in many respects very different from traditional project management approaches, especially waterfall models. It requires a different mindset in which it is ok to say:

“I don’t know yet exactly how long the project is going take, but give me some time to get to know the requirements and the team. After some Sprints we . . . → Read More: Impediment Number One to Agile Adoption