“Be careful with the things you only get one of.” While this applies to a lot of things in life, it is especially true when it comes to how I try to execute my work here at Alley. As a scrum master and Agile Process Leader, my role is to serve a Scrum team by
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 remote work?
My favorite part about remote work is having the ability to work from different cities and relocating on a whim when I need a change of scenery.
What’s your biggest challenge? How have you worked through it?
The biggest challenges are fighting distractions and managing time. I’ve worked through this by maintaining fairly traditional work hours and primarily working from co-working spaces.
What do you wish you knew when you started working remotely?
That it requires more, not less, face time and communication with your remote coworkers than you would have in a traditional office environment. Keeping work visible, maintaining total transparency, and constant communication are critical goals for any successful remote team.
Jonathan Byerley is our Operations Manager.