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Remote Project Management WordCamp OC 2018

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This is the third part of the Project Management Panel presentation at WCOC 2018, concentration on the management of people in a remote working environment.

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Remote Project Management WordCamp OC 2018

  1. 1. REMOTE PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORDCAMP OC 2018
  2. 2. HI, I’M JAMIE SCHMID SITELOCK COMMUNITY EVANGELIST WP DEVELOPER & DESIGNER REMOTE WORKER OF 7 YEARS! @JAMIESCHMID @SITELOCK
  3. 3. BASICALLY REGULAR PROJECT MANAGEMENT BUT MORE. AND DIFFERENT.
  4. 4. • SOCIAL INTERACTION • LEAVING WORK BEHIND AT EOD • WORKING SET HOURS • EASY COMMUNICATION • ALL COSTS ON THE COMPANY • BEING IN-THE-LOOP REMOTE EMPLOYEES CAN MISS OUT ON THESE THINGS:
  5. 5. EMPATHY GOES A LONG WAY IN PM. STRIVE TO UNDERSTAND THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES YOUR REMOTE WORKERS FACE.
  6. 6. REMOTE PM PRESENTS UNIQUE CHALLENGES.
  7. 7. • COMMUNICATION REMOTE PM PRESENTS UNIQUE CHALLENGES.
  8. 8. • COMMUNICATION • PRODUCTIVITY &
 ACCOUNTABILITY REMOTE PM PRESENTS UNIQUE CHALLENGES.
  9. 9. • COMMUNICATION • PRODUCTIVITY &
 ACCOUNTABILITY • COLLABORATION REMOTE PM PRESENTS UNIQUE CHALLENGES.
  10. 10. • COMMUNICATION • PRODUCTIVITY &
 ACCOUNTABILITY • COLLABORATION • BUILDING A POSITIVE
 WORK CULTURE REMOTE PM PRESENTS UNIQUE CHALLENGES.
  11. 11. COMMUNICATION
  12. 12. SET EXPECTATIONS OF THE PEOPLE YOU HIRE. • GOOD
 COMMUNICATORS • PROACTIVE • TRUSTWORTHY
  13. 13. • SYNCH VS ASYNCH TIME • DIFFERENT TIMEZONES • TEXT VS IN PERSON? • ACCOUNTABILITY • TIME MANAGEMENT
  14. 14. PUT COMMUNICATION FRONT AND CENTER IN REMOTE WORK.
  15. 15. COMMUNICATION TOOLS • HIPCHAT & SLACK • EVERY TIME ZONE, WORLD TIME BUDDY • HANGOUTS VIDEO CHAT • CAMTASIA - RECORD MEETINGS, DEMOS, TUTORIALS • CLOUDAPP & NIMBUS CHROME EXTENSION - TAKE SCREEN SHOTS • REDPEN - SHARING & COMMENTING ON DOCS, VERSION CONTROL
  16. 16. PRODUCTIVITY & ACCOUNTABILITY
  17. 17. • WEEKLY STAND-UPS (BUT SITTING) • REGULAR ONE-ON-ONES • A COMMUNITY CHAT • BUILD TEAMS FOR AUTONOMY • GET EVERYONE TOGETHER ONCE IN A WHILE • TIME TRACKING & TIME MANAGEMENT TOOLS • PROJECT AND TASK TRACKING • SMALL TEAMS
  18. 18. AUTOMATE! YOU DON'T NEED PEOPLE ON STAFF TO PERFORM REPETITIOUS, MUNDANE TASKS. (AS LONG AS IT DOESN’T CAUSE A MELTDOWN)
  19. 19. COLLABORATION
  20. 20. THE CLOUD IS YOUR FRIEND!
  21. 21. • VERSION CONTROL! • GITHUB, BITBUCKET • CENTRAL STORAGE FOR MEDIA: BOX, DRIVE • ASANA, BASECAMP, JIRA • LASTPASS, KEEPASS • TRELLO!! • WUNDERLIST, EVERNOTE • HARVEST, TICK • YOU NEED A WIKI!!
  22. 22. BUILDING A POSITIVE WORK CULTURE
  23. 23. YOU ARE THE TEAM LEADER. STRIVE TO BUILD AN ENVIRONMENT OF SOLIDARITY.
  24. 24. • GOOD ONBOARDING! • ENCOURAGE VIA MESSAGE GROUPS • PRAISE FOR SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS OPENLY AND PUBLICLY • REVIEWS: GOOD - BAD - GOOD • WORK TOGETHER AT COFFEE SHOPS EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE • WEEKLY VIDEO CONFERENCE CALLS • CREATE HEALTHY COMPETITION WITH REWARDS • ENCOURAGE NON-WORK INTERACTION
  25. 25. BONUS BLOG POST! 3 STEPS TO INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY WHEN WORKING REMOTE https://bit.ly/2jUvjg9
  26. 26. THANK YOU! @JAMIESCHMID @SITELOCK

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