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Reinventing Scrum for the Distributed Remote Team

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by Gowri Sivaprasad, VP of Engineering and India Country Head, YML

February 24, 2021

The standard scrum process created many decades ago was designed for a team that sits next to each other. This assumption underlies many of the rituals and terminologies used in the scrum process. For example, the term “daily standup meeting” presupposes that the team can just stand up and meet. As companies became global, teams became distributed across locations, countries and timezones.

Since Covid, many teams have also become fully remote, with everyone working from home. Distributed remote teams are still using the same scrum process that was never meant for

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Remote Design Work: Top Challenges

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Summary: Communication is the top challenge when designing remotely, according to 213 UX professionals. Receiving feedback, replicating informal conversations, and maintaining a clear direction on projects were the biggest communication concerns.


Remote work is becoming the new normal thanks to increasing network speeds, a variety of video conferencing tools, and a pandemic that forces workers to remain in isolation. While many practitioners and companies have been working remotely for quite some time ( including us at NN/g ), for many people 2020 marked their first exposure to remote work.

We wanted to understand how the transition to remote work has affected UX designers, the challenges they faced, and how they remained productive in a new environment.

Research Method

This research consisted of 17 remote interviews conducted via video conferencing and a survey of 306 UX practitioners. These 323 total participants represented a diverse range of countries, industries, roles, and experience. 70% of our survey respondents indicated they started working remotely due to the 2020 pandemic.

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Tips For Acing Your Remote Product Design Interview

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Tips For Acing Your Remote UX/UI Design Job InterviewWords: Nicole Locklair / Illustration: Gina Medranda

Job interviews will likely continue to be conducted remotely for the foreseeable future. This can cause feelings of relief for some, and added anxiety for others. Whether you’re preparing for your first phone screen or final interview, here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure you feel as prepared and confident as possible.

Can You Hear Me Now?

The interview process may begin with a phone screen where connectivity and clarity are key. There’s nothing more frustrating than a bad WiFi connection or bad phone signal.

Try these tips

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The Financial Times’ Gillian Tett on remote user research

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“We must begin to recognise that when the world does finally emerge from Covid-19 lockdowns, our ways of working will not simply revert to where we were before the pandemic hit. Our attitude to digital tools has shifted permanently, for both good and bad reasons. Entering lockdown has changed us all. T

his is scary, but it is also producing unexpected silver linings. And if we can find an effective way to embrace a new on- and offline world, therein lies a reason for cheer.”

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Remote Collaboration for UX Design Teams

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<p class="author">By <a href="https://www.uxmatters.com/authors/archives/2006/03/janet_m_six.php">Janet M. Six</a></p> <p>This month in <em>Ask UXmatters</em>, our expert panel discusses how to create UX designs remotely, working with your product team and other stakeholders. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many teams have found themselves working remotely for the first time. So learning how to collaborate effectively while working remotely is essential to your success at this time.</p> <p class="sub-p">Although the goals of your projects remain unchanged, you’ve lost your normal ways of working. Plus, many UX professionals are simultaneously supporting their children’s remote learning and taking care of pets during the work day. Fortunately, there are

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Conducting Remote UX Research from Home

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<p class="author">By <a href="https://www.uxmatters.com/authors/archives/2009/10/jim_ross.php">Jim Ross</a></p> <p>Since March 2020, most of us have had to adjust to working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, many of us worked from home at least occasionally, but working from home full time is a very different experience. For UX professionals, conducting <em>all</em> research remotely while working from home presents some unique challenges. During the pandemic, I’ve discovered—sometimes by learning the hard way—various useful tips for conducting remote UX research. In this column, I’ll share some useful advice for conducting remote research from home during the pandemic—and perhaps beyond.</p> <h2>Setting

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Scaling remote collaboration for digital product teams

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Although many digital product teams have adapted to remote work, they may still struggle with how to scale collaboration across locations and functions. , Read the report

The post Scaling remote collaboration for digital product teams appeared first on Inside Design.

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Tips for Conducting Remote UX Research and Testing, Part 2

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<p class="author">By <a href="https://www.uxmatters.com/authors/archives/2006/03/janet_m_six.php">Janet M. Six</a></p> <p>During the COVID-19 pandemic, most UX researchers have shifted to conducting all of their UX research and usability testing remotely. Last month, in the first part this two-part <em>Ask UXmatters</em> series, “<a href="https://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2020/10/tips-for-conducting-remote-ux-research-and-testing-part-1.php" title="Tips for Conducting Remote UX Research and Testing, Part 1">Tips for Conducting Remote UX Research and Testing, Part 1</a>,” our expert panel described several factors to consider in transitioning to remote UX research and offered some other helpful tips on conducting effective remote research and testing.</p> <p class="sub-p">This month in <em>Ask UXmatters</em>, our expert panel provides some additional valuable tips for

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Remote events (like this one) are terrible. How to fix them and why.

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The pandemic has upended – perhaps permanently – how people come together to conference. Meetups, Camps, Salons, Conferences and just hanging out has been replaced by video meetings. Many of us have worked hard to fit their doings into good online events. Organisers have replaced stages with software, speakers are talking into cameras and attendees are staring into screens.

But: None of the platforms and formats out there offer anything even close to the energy and intimacy of a great physical gathering. We’re using meeting software to create events. We need to change course. Instead of repetitively wasting resources

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Tips for running a good remote meeting

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Awesome tips from Julie Zhuo’s article, managing remotely:

Cancel as many meetings as you can. Video meetings seem to sap more energy than in-person meetings and require more effort to stay focused, especially if your primary job is to listen.

I read an interesting explanation that this may be because we don’t feel the bodily presence of others in the room (through eye contact, etc.) so our brains have to work harder to convince ourselves to behave as normally would socially.

It could also be that it’s easier to sneak in a distraction like opening another tab, or simply that