As a remote team working across continents and time zones, finding continuity as isn’t easy. We miss the spontaneous interaction and camaraderie that comes from being in the same space and serendipitously sharing ideas and anecdotes. With those limitations as well as a our various skills and situations I think it’s amazing that we’ve been able to build what we have.

Still I think we can do better as well as make the journey more enjoyable. One of the big limitations I see is that because we all work remotely and in our own silos, we sometimes miss what each other are doing. We miss out on celebrating the wins, and sharing the challenges. And it can sometimes feel like we’re not moving forward the way we would like.

My goal for 2021 is to make us a more tight knit and effective group, through the tools we use every day. By consolidating the places we collaborate online, we improve the quality and frequency of our interactions.

We use:

Slack is our office space
Notion keeps us organised

We also want to automate as much of the boring stuff (and some of the exciting stuff too) so that you can focus on more of what matters. Plus automatic updates keep everyone in the team in the loop of what’s going on and keeps helps keep momentum and morale high!

Here’s what we’re automating:

Lastly we will run monthly product development meetings via Google Meet on the first Sunday of every month. These will include a retrospective of the last four weeks work (2x sprints), backlog grooming and sprint planning for the month ahead. Everyone has equal voice and a different team member will take on the role of scrum master and chair the meeting each month. The product backlog or whiteboard can be added to by anyone at any time with any idea.

I want to personally thank every one on my team for your efforts in making Miit a reality and am excited to see where the next year takes us.

Husband. Father. Founder of Miit. Interested in breaking down barriers to human connection.