AIRTOUCH NEW MEDIA
Location Based Mobile Marketing | Social Media | Mobile & Web Development
MADRID | PARIS | MEXICO | BUCHAREST
Tools and Best
Remote Team Working
Benefits and Best Practices
Why remote work ?
Best practices for remote working
Tools for remote working + Project/ Task Management
Collaboration + File Sharing + Code Review
Example: Bucharest as remote destination
C E O – Co Founder
Airtouch New Media
| Digital Executive | Cross-Cultural Teams
Management | Multilingual | Multicultural |
International Digital executive that had global responsabilities for an American company managing brands
and multicultural large teams spread in more than 4 countries and offices. He previously acted as
entrepreneur for others opening and managing the Spanish offices of important French startups that were
finally aquired by American companies and over the past years created his own Startups and invested in
others. He speaks fluently 3 languages and lived in more than 5 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Armando Avila Kramis
Why Remote Work?
WORLD IS OUR
• Sell globally
• And Hire Globally????
• Why to limit to sell and hire locally ?
• Why don’t hire the best talent wherever it is ?
• Which are the global strengths per region and
• Where is the highest quality of what I need?
• Where can I find cost efficiencies?
• Where can I have tax benefits ?
• Where do I have location/logistics benefits ?
Remote Activities Examples
Delocalized / Externalized
Development & QA
Tech Firms & Freelancers
Replaced by Law Firms
By PR Agencies
Design & UX
Agencies or & Freelancers
Venture Capital Funds
Best Practices for Remote working
Empowering communication, Collaboration and Transparency
02 Language should
not be an issue
05 Have an
ambassador per remote
destination to build and
01 Have the right
profile of people
04 When possible have
people from both sides
flying to the other
03 Use complementary
productivity tools !
06 First time and
periodically important to
have a team video
conference to increase
knowledge of each other
and to discuss about
status of the project(s).
07 Periodically check
people and procedures
and make improvements
is the FREE, flexible,
and visual way to
organize anything with
Keeping track of
project tasks, as well
as the overview of the
Trusted by millions,
Basecamp is the PAID
and collaboration tool.
Allows you to share
files and sync them
across any device.
FREE. All your files,
Any device, Offline
FREE. Between video,
voice and text chat, keeps
you connected with the
entire team. You can also
share your screen and do
Skype out to international
the FREE All-In-One
for Remote Support
over the internet to
control any computer
or Mac and Online
Tools to Work Remotely
JIRA is a PAID issue
Atlassian. It provides
bug tracking, issue
tracking, and project
It is a PAID open-
source version control
system that provides a
Enables you to write
tests of mobile apps.
It’s cross-platform. It’s
also open source and
FREE by Xamarin
Software developers in
a team can review
modifications on their
source code using a
Web browser and
approve or reject
is a FREE, web-based
collaboration tool. It
integrates closely with
Git, a distributed
version control system.
Tools to Work Remotely
Tools for Remote working
• Collaborating or Chatting
–Slack: is great for one-on-one conversations or
• Code review
–Review Board: is a powerful web-based code
review tool that offers developers an easy way to
handle code reviews. It scales well from small
projects to large companies and offers a variety
of tools to take much of the stress and time out
of the code review process.
Tools for Remote working
• Code Review
– Kallithea is a cross-platform, FREE source code management
system that supports two leading version control systems, Mercurial
and Git, and has a web interface that is easy to use for users and
admins, with features for collaboration, such as forking, pull
requests, code review, issue tracking.
– Crucible is a collaborative code review application by Australian
software company Atlassian, particularly tailored to distributed
teams, and facilitates review and commenting on code, integrating
with popular source control tools, such as Git and Subversion.
Universities and IT Hubs
IT talents are cultivated in Romania’s top high-
schools that focus on mathematics and computer
Located at the heart of Eastern Europe, Romania has
grown into an ideal software development location for
companies seeking highly technical and friendly work
force, cost-effective business environment at a nearby
The software developers in Romania are highly
competent and experienced with various software
methodologies (both traditional and Agile),
technologies such as C, C++, .NET, Java, PHP,
Bucharest as Remote Destination
Romanians speak English fluently, and are highly articulate. These skills are critical in
email and video conferencing.
One of Romania’s key strengths remains the competitive costs of
Romanians are generally cosmopolitan,
educated, fluent English speakers and
resourceful creative people.
Compatible Time Zone
The country’s time zone is compatible with
those of European countries (maximum of 2h
difference), and with U.S. during the day (2-3
hours of overlap).