Alley’s core company values of quality, transparency and accountability closely align with the values of Scrum and, more broadly, the principles of agile software development. However, recent events have led us to consider how the practice of Scrum also supports our community values – radical candor, psychological safety, asynchronous communication, diversity, and inclusion.
This is one of an ongoing series of short posts giving our team members the opportunity to share their feelings on remote work – a vital part of Alley’s culture.
What’s your favorite part about working remotely?
The flexibility of controlling where and when I’m working as long as it’s reasonable (and never tiring of my teammates).
What’s your biggest challenge? How have you worked through it?
My biggest challenge was remembering that remote work is still work and just because you’re in your house doesn’t mean you’re really home. My first summer working remotely was rough, I’m not going to lie. Dedication and discipline are needed to both work when required and stop working when required. Seven years later, I think I’ve finally figured it out.
What do you wish you knew when you started working remotely?
It’s very easy to keep working past when it’s time to call it a day. Honor your commitments, but walk away and enjoy yourself when the day is done!
Bridget McNulty is our Chief Operating Officer. Looking to join a great remote team? You can check out our latest job openings on our careers page!