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May 18th, 2020

How to Enable Collaborative Game Development For Remote Teams

Software developer Perforce has laid out a collection of tips aimed specifically for teams of game developers, There’s also an informative presentation of the whole document that goes through everything if preferred.

Transitioning Your Team To Remote Work

GameCareerGuide’s feature on how to transition an office-based team to full-time remote working for the first time might not be the longest but the tips listed are all beneficial.

Remote work trend report: meetings

While not strictly a guide, Microsoft’s trend report on remote working does give off some interesting stats and insight on people’s preferred methods of communication.

How Blizzard, Ubisoft, and other studios went remote in the time of Covid-19

Taking examples from numerous top developers, Gamasutra spoke with a number of games industry workers about how they and their teams have made the jump to remote working and the lessons learned along the way.

Emotional checklist for remote working teams

GameLearn’s checklist for team leaders is a very refreshing read which focuses on mental health in a big way that is being overlooked at times from companies.

The New Virtual World – A guide to online events

Tech industry veteran Marion Feldhofer posted an informative guide on how to successfully organise and run an online event, citing several examples – including PG Connects Digital.

A Complete Guide to Working from Home in 2020

Career advice platform Career Karma vast guide to working from home, includes myth-busters, different types of remote working, working styles, tips for succeeding, and more.

How to Make the Most of the Move to Remote Working

Small business specialist ByteStart has an interesting guide on how to take advantage of the remote working during these unusual circumstances. Mental health, tools and daily structure are all touched upon.

A Developer’s Guide to Surviving the Coronapocalypse

Ziverge, a solutions provider tech firm, CEO John De Goes has written a guide for developers to help prepare for the oncoming months and life after the Covid-19.

How to Deal with Agile and Scrum in a Remote Environment

Custom software developer NetGuru details how to implement two of the most popular frameworks to help run a successful company – Agile and Scrum – when not in the office. 

March 26th, 2020

Make remote work work – top tips from the games industry

The UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry offers expert advice directly from games workers far and wide, including general tips, networking, clothing and mental health.

The seven biggest remote work challenges (and how to overcome them)

Online tool integration company Zapier talks about the biggest difficulties posed by remote working and the many common issues that occur when just starting out.

Working Remotely: Yes, It Sounds Good, But How Do You Actually Do It?

Gamasutra published a useful article on the realities of working from home by Midway and Maxis veteran Jake Simpson. The piece looks in detail at how game developers can set up a remote working-friendly ethos and how to make better games along the way. Though it was written in 2008, it does bring up a number of interesting points and proves that it’s been done successfully for over a decade.

The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work

Software firm Miro has provided an extensive guide that is rooted in years of building a distributed team of 250 plus people (Miro has five office hubs across several time zones), and expertise from leading companies like HubSpot, Upwork, Pivotal, Automattic, AngelList, and Intercom.

It’s an impressive amount of content that is regularly updated that includes everything from busting myths and team building to productivity and stats.

Working from home: your guide to the tech you’re going to need

The Guardian discusses the importance of knowing exactly what equipment you will need, with expert advice on the best tech and broadband options.

Nine Team Building Games for Remote Workers

All-in-one employee app Connecteam has created a list featuring nine work-appropriate games for keeping morale high – even Words with Friends gets a mention.

Two weeks in: what we’ve learned about remote work

Microsoft 365 corporate vice president Jared Spataro’s blog post on the biggest lessons learned in the two-weeks since his team went fully remote under the coronavirus epidemic gives some interesting insight and valuable lessons learned.

The Future of Remote Work is Now – Tips for Remote Staffing

Cloud company Bullhorn has put together a remote working tips piece written from a freelancer’s perspective, which includes stats, factors to consider and staffing up.

Guide to Working at Home

The Verge has a thorough read that is split up into three sections: Tech strategies, Staying Sane and Furniture and Gadgets.

How to Hire a Remote Team

Zappier offers recruitment advice for hiring remote workers. Everything from posting the job to the interview process to actually making a decision is covered.

Guide to keeping your remote team connected in times of crisis

Quartz has a dedicated guide to remote working during the Covid-19 outbreak that has plenty of detail and strategies, though a subscription is needed.

Remote Development – How to Work Effectively from Long Distance

Educational channel Extra Credits has a video dedicated on how to work effectively from long distance in the games industry from 2016 that still applies today. The YouTube channel itself has over two million subscribers, so they must be doing something right.

Working From Home Survival Guide

Sticking with Extra Credits, the channel recently hosted a podcast where they discussed tips on how to maintain productivity and self-care while working in the same place that you sleep.

Working from home tips for 2019 (10 proven tips for productive remote work)

Better with Phoebe uploaded a video discussing her six years as a US-based remote worker that has received lots of praise. The video talks about routines, exercise and more

Remote Work How To: Tips For Managing A Remote Team

Trello head of marketing Stella Garber spoke about management tips for dealing with a team remotely via a presentation at Trello Day 2018, utilising stats, figures, and experience taken from all employees.

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