This collection of the blog is about the less technical stuff related to the work I do. You'll find less in the way of code fragments and geeky pedantry and more opinions about professional software development and IT related subjects.

I get a lot of questions about the fine details of what remote working actually involves for software development. So here's a few descriptions of how various activities play out when I'm working from home.

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I've been remote working as a software developer for more than 12 years. That's full time remote, with occasional trips to "the office". Here's a few of the things I've learnt and passed on to other remoties as we've built a remote working team.

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Remote development mainly involves the same tasks and challenges as when you're sat in the same office, except that any communication issues can't be fixed by physically standing/sitting next to someone. Instead the tools we use have to support us in making the sure communication works.

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One of the concerns with remote working is how meetings work. I can't give a general answer, but over about 10 years remote working in software development team, I can talk about the regular meetings that pretty much work for us

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While introducing agile development ideas, one of the things which went down really well with the project team was the process I used at the end of iterations. This was based around two simple, regular emails that followed the same pattern. I thought it might be useful to talk about them.

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