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ALM communication methods in a distributed world
This article is part of the ALM and Agile Strategies issue of May 2012, Vol. 1 Iss. 2
Technology for distributed collaboration for application lifecycle management has come a long way in the last few years. Email and conference calls used to be the main ways to allow team members to work together across great distances, but that is no longer true. Here project managers will learn about some modern day uses of tools that will have your virtual team members communicating as effectively as if they were sitting face to face. Instant messaging The biggest advantage of instant messaging over communicating through email is that team members are communicating and exchanging information directly without having to wait a long time for a response. Technology such as smart phones allows team members using certain instant messaging tools to be available away from their desks (or even outside of the office) to answer questions from their team members. Teleconference calls Distributed teams can use teleconference calls to allow people in many different locations to speak together at the same time. There are both free and ...
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