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With many companies around the world asking staff to work from home during the current COVID-19 virus outbreak, we’re all having to adapt to a new way of working.

So how do we, as Product Owners / Managers, help keep our team productive during this time?

Communication is everything

When everyone is working from home the communication benefit of being co-located with your team has been lost. No longer can the team shout across the top of their monitor to get clarification on a story. And no longer can you overhear a conversation between developers, and jump in to add context.

We have to try extra-hard to overcome these communication obstacles, and make use of all the tools we have at our disposal. …

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Richard Bloomfield

Agile Product Owner for Equifax in Dublin Ireland

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