Builders unite! Need your help. As usual:)
I am launching one of the most ludicrous projects in my life. I want to build a remote-only business. Similar to the likes of GitLab, Basecamp, and a few others, I want the remote set-up to allow us to build incredible products regardless of where we are all living, which backgrounds we have, and which language is our native one.
At first, I was blocked and scared that a remote-only company is not possible in the "real world". Especially coming from a brick and mortar world (in which it is IMpossible). And then I got fed up with this "real world". As there is no central committee that sets the speed of the spin of the earth, I don't buy it that there is a central committee that defines what is possible, what is not possible. I am going to write my own rules this time.
Having said that, I am still figuring out the best way to conduct product sprint meetings at the beginning of my sprints, considering that my team: (1) doesn't necessarily speak the same language - they all can write and read in English but speaking is a challenge (2) is based in whoopingly different timezones.
Have you faced these challenges? How did you solve them? What tools do you use?