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This is an excellent question. I've seen decision processes fail at big companies (e.g. teams immobilized by consensus at Google) and small companies (e.g. ego-driven founder decisions at startups). Unfortunately most corporate training programs provide are designed to help UX and dev teams with vertical skills and resources, but very few corporate programs ...


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This is a very broad question, for which this long answer is just the iceberg tip. Divide and conquer one thing which always failed is that we didn't define who has the final say, who can actually decide what to do and how. The agile answer to this is that everyone decides together. But this often fails miserably for the following reasons: There is ...


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Reframe this: it's a great opportunity! The obvious way to interpret your situation is... The team has a hard time keeping in touch because individuals are off in project-land, each assigned to different project. As a result fragmentation and isolation happens and I'd like a way to avoid that and promote sharing and team spirit. This view of the ...


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In our company we have a monthly stand ups for sharing project updates among teamleaders. This works quite good as there is always enough news to tell. And it does not take too much time too often - around one hour. May be you try two tracks, one weekly 5 minutes update each member and a monthly 10-15 minutes update with slides or images in form of a little ...


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Interesting, I am about to join such a group (starting tomorrow, actually), so I was hoping for a huge discussion here :-) From my frontend experience, I would try the following: Splitting the group in two halves, say, Blues and Reds. Let them present separately one day per week. This will also bump up the team spirit. Gamify presenting with visuals: one ...


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Online tools such as Slack and Asana can really help with team communication and collaboration. In your situation, it would enable any member of the team to see at what stage other parts of the project(s) are. As it can also be used as a replacement for internal email, it is more likely to be kept up-to-date than a physical board that may be less obviously ...


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I work at a company that has UX pods in a lot of different teams. In the pod I work in, the UX designers often work on different projects. We have a weekly pod meeting and everyone has the opportunity to discuss/share what they are working on. We also have an overall UX staff meeting once a month. The individual contributors have the option to present their ...


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See if you can organize your team around 2-3 common missions or objectives? Split your team into 2-3 mission-based sub-teams and identify a point-person for each mission (for example "team process simplification", "team delight", etc.). Make the point-persons responsible for certain mission-specific KPIs. Rotate team leads every couple of weeks or months to ...


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http://notableapp.com provides some nice functionality for what your suggesting. It allows you to host entire code projects, have users comment and commit changes and even expands into usability testing. Here's a better link - http://zurb.com/notable/features/code


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This isn't one tool but two - Dropbox and Github. Here's instructions of how somebody else set it up: http://alexcican.com/post/guide-hosting-website-dropbox-github/ Edit: Zurb's Notable feels like the best tool out there for collaborating on HTML mockups: http://www.zurb.com/notable


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A profile picture creates many psychological benefits in contrast to not having one at all. Your company uses a messenger to communicate with various clients or employees. Hence, this involves generally two or more entities communicating. Psychologically, when you have a profile photo: You believe you're talking to someone real. You are calmer and can ...


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You need to assign one key figure ( Project Manager ) who communicates with all of the departments, otherwise you will always be running into the same issue to some degree. Utilizing team management softwares such as basecamp, asana, slack etc...will help streamline the process but ideally you will need one key figure that is aware of what is going on on all ...


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There's 2 very excellent answers from @tohster and @Izhaki. I'm in a similar situation, on a team getting on board with SCRUM with a SaSS product where the people who've purchased the software aren't the primary users. So I just want to add my experiences on things I found that worked. Relate UX to Dollars In the SaSS (Software as A Service) field , ...



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