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21Mar

Could I Get Tired of Paradise?

I woke up this morning to the sun shining through my window and the sound of the ocean waves crashing at 5AM. I drank coffee with beans that were grown at the base of a Central American volcano. I sat on my porch and watched surfers rise and fall with the sea while I turned on my laptop to start my work day.

14Mar

Meetings, Workshops, and Presentations: Success in Facilitation Styles With Distributed Teams

If you work in a traditional office environment, you probably don’t give much thought to your day-to-day interactions with your teams. Whether it’s a brief meeting, a formal presentation for the C-suite, or a workshop with your customers, the style of your communication comes pretty naturally. But if you work remotely—or if some of your other team members are distributed across time zones—something as simple as a daily check-in meeting suddenly requires a bit more thoughtfulness and planning.

07Mar

The Usual Suspects: Overcoming the Most Common Issues Affecting Distributed Agile Teams

As part of the LeanAgile US conference last week, my colleagues and fellow distributed agile nerds AgileBill, David and Mark hosted a bonus online event in Sococo. This was for event attendees who wanted to learn more about our favorite topic, distributed agile.

19Jan

Reflecting on 2016, and the Year Ahead for Sococo

I wanted to thank all of our users for a wonderful 2016, and to share some of my thoughts on 2017.  Our mission at Sococo is to empower distributed agile teams to be high performing.

As you experience everyday, we do this by providing an online office space.  We recreate  the benefits of physical co-location in an online world.  And we do so with the needs of your Agile team in mind. 

12Jan

Sococo Saves Sococo from the Pacific Northwest Snowstorms!

I’ve been the Sococo Software team ScrumMaster for a few months now, and this is my first distributed agile team. Every day, I am more and more delighted when I experience how Sococo makes our team feel like they are always together. With the recent heavy snowstorms on the west coast, I encountered a new situation that Sococo resolved, and reduced my ScrumMaster stress considerably. 

04Jan

My Amazon Prime Life

In my Amazon Prime life I wore pants.

In my Amazon Prime life I had two different shades of make-up foundation.

In my Amazon Prime life I ordered my burgers without pickles, and usually got them that way.

In my Amazon Prime life I hosted a weekly viewing party of The Bachelor.

In my Amazon Prime life I had 63 pairs of shoes.