I’m looking for success stories of teams moving from an “everyone under one roof” model to some people working remotely some (or most) of the time. If you have successfully made this transition, what tools or techniques helped you?
We use IRC currently for team chats. It works well when everyone is online, but it’s annoying that people won’t see messages aimed at them while they’re disconnected. (IRC bouncers are probably a no go, and email isn’t a good substitute for informal chat.) I have heard good things about Google hangouts, but I worry G+ is too infectious for that to be practical.
We practice Kanban & a daily standup. I suspect that booking a meeting room with AV equipment for standup every day won’t be practical, so any advice for conducting virtual stand ups would also be very appreciated.