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Remote Development: A Guide to Building Resilience

by Spanish Point - Oct 3, 2023
Remote Development: A Guide to Building Resilience

In today’s ever-evolving business landscape, resilience has become a crucial asset for organisations worldwide. With the increasing need for adaptability and flexibility, many companies are embracing remote development as a way to empower their teams to work from anywhere. However, transitioning to a distributed development model can present challenges, such as maintaining productivity without in-person collaboration or high-powered workstations.

Spanish Point, with our Modern Work solutions, can help you build resilience in remote development enabling your developers to code, collaborate, and ship securely from anywhere. By providing them with cloud-hosted environments and remote-capable tools, you not only help them maintain productivity while working remotely but also enhance it beyond previous co-located levels.

Empowering Your Developers

With Microsoft Hybric Work Solutions, Spanish Point can help you explore how to empower a critical group of individuals in your organisation: your developers. These are the individuals responsible for driving innovation in both internal and customer-facing applications. Additionally, Spanish Point’s experts will help you implement strategies to safeguard your code and software supply chain while optimising operations for remote teams.

Keep Developers Productive While Working Remotely

  1. Evaluate Your Developer Toolchain: Assess the tools and processes you provide to your developers for remote coding and seek solutions that enhance secure remote connectivity and productivity.
  2. Optimise Developer Time: Track the time developers spend on non-project tasks like setup and logistics and explore technologies to reduce these time-consuming activities.
  3. Efficient Environment Setup: Assess how quickly your developers can set up new development environments and consider cloud-based solutions to increase efficiency.
  4. Streamline Onboarding: Identify methods and technologies to simplify the onboarding process for new team members and new projects.
  5. Flexible Device Usage: Evaluate tools that enable your developers to work flexibly from anywhere, using the devices and platforms of their choice.
  6. Leverage AI: Investigate opportunities to use artificial intelligence to make your developers more efficient when coding.

Collaborate From Anywhere

  1. Enhance Real-time Communication: Enable rich, seamless, live communication among remote developers through instant messaging, audio/video calls, and screen sharing.
  2. Facilitate Information Exchange: Improve developer collaboration by providing tailored virtual workspaces for project discussions, storage, and file sharing.
  3. Combat Silos: Adopt best practices to maintain cohesion and inclusion among remote workers, preventing the formation of silos that can impact team effectiveness.
  4. Virtual Pair Programming: Identify technologies that support live virtual pair programming, going beyond simple screen sharing.
  5. Flexible Schedules: Explore ways to incorporate open source best practices and flexible schedules into your organisational culture.

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Manage Remote Developer Teams

  1. Integrated Tools: Seek to integrate project/work item tracking and collaboration tools to keep remote team collaboration in context.
  2. Effective Sprint Planning: Investigate the latest technologies and practices for running sprints, stand-ups, and planning meetings remotely.
  3. Alignment on Code Changes: Find tools and processes to keep developers aligned from idea to release, linking all code changes to work items.
  4. Track Team Progress: Objectively track progress and maintain accountability across team members using pertinent data and analytics tools.

Securely and Rapidly Release Software

  1. Automate Lifecycle Workflows: Implement tools and processes that allow developers to securely distribute code from anywhere.
  2. Efficient Development and Testing Environments: Reduce time and costs associated with development and testing environments by using cost-effective cloud-based solutions.
  3. Enhance App Security: Strengthen your security posture by scanning code, identifying vulnerabilities, and fixing security issues in dependencies using AI.
  4. Observability: Enable remote developers to maintain full observability into apps, infrastructure, and the network.
  5. Governance for Compliance: Ensure your toolchain prioritises compliance without overburdening your developers.

Recruit Top Developer Talent

  1. Virtual Interviews: Identify tools to conduct virtual technical interviews, ensuring hiring continuity when in-person interviews are not possible.
  2. Diversity and Inclusion: Use remote interviewing tools to support the creation of a more geographically diverse candidate pool.
  3. Effective Interview Tools: Explore ways to use coding toolsets that candidates are familiar with during technical interviews.
  4. Competency Validation: Evaluate candidate competency in technical interviews using the same toolset your team uses to produce code.

Embracing remote development is not just a response to current challenges; it’s an investment in the future resilience of your organisation. Spanish Point can help you empower your developers and leveraging the right tools and practices, you can navigate today’s dynamic business environment with confidence and adaptability.