Best Practices + Remote Team Meetings ๐Ÿ›ธ - Issue #12

Best Practices + Remote Team Meetings ๐Ÿ›ธ - Issue #12
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Hey y'all ๐Ÿ‘‹
Iโ€™d love to hear from you: What is something cool you learned recently?
Today weโ€™ll cover:
๐Ÿ“š Meta-curator of course creation content
๐Ÿงฎ Meeting cost calculator for remote teams
๐Ÿ›ธ Spotting UFOs. Not.

How to Validate Your Course Idea?
For the past months my friend Merott has been writing a weekly newsletter about online course creation.
He would take the 3 best articles of the week and summarize them. A meta-curator of sorts.
Yesterday he dropped a knowledge bomb by outlining 16 techniques to validate an online course - a โ€œMinimum Viable Courseโ€
Worth a read ๐Ÿ‘‡
Merott ๐Ÿฆ
๐Ÿ’ก MVC: Minimum Viable Course

How do you know your online course idea has legs?

You don't, so you experiment with it! ๐Ÿงช

We frequently talk about the 'Minimum Viable Product' in startups.

How come we don't talk about the 'Minimum Viable Course'?

Here are 16 MVC ideas! ๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ
Many of the techniques apply beyond course creation.
Value, Value, Value: Remote Content ๐Ÿ
As outlined in Merottโ€™s thread, one of the ways to validate an idea is to run a webinar.
Next Monday, Iโ€™m doing just that. We have 10 sign ups so far.
Iโ€™d love to see you there if it sounds relevant to you.๐Ÿ‘‡
Remote Team Meetings 101 ๐Ÿ - Zoom
Meeting Cost Calculator
As part of the 1-hour session Iโ€™ll share a meeting cost calculator (+ template) that can be used to assess the time + $$$ cost of your monthly meetings.
Art Lapinsch
Ok, so I built a v1.0 of a meeting cost calculator ๐Ÿ‘‡

โˆ‚ analysis:
๐Ÿ˜ต Status Quo Meeting Schedule
โœ… Optimized Meeting Schedule

Is anyone interested in testing it out for their own team/org?

If yes, please drop a quick message in the comments and I'll share w/ you via DMs.
Over the coming weeks I plan to build and share ready-to-use templates for managers of remote teams.
Question: Do you have requests for templates/checklists/etc?
๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Upcoming Posts About Best Practices
This week I started reading through GitLabโ€™s remote documentation and found a cool thing they are doing:
Slack messages are deleted after 90 days by default. โก
  • Teams are incentivized to document the most important information in their handbook
  • Reinforces the team to first look into the handbook when searching for information (= single-source-of-truth)
This is pretty clever organizational design.
Question: Does this sound helpful?
If yes, what would you like to know about the best practices and how would you like those to be documented (i.e. level of detail; written/video/etc.; etc.)?
Iโ€™m putting together a database of best-practices and will share those one-by-one in regular intervals.
๐Ÿ›ธ Spotting UFOs. Not.
We are on a Greek island and the night sky is dark enough to observe the stars.
On Sunday we were on our way home when we spotted a strange sight:
  • Many bright lights (like stars)
  • Moving from left to right
  • Evenly spaced
It looked strange and reminded me of a boot up sequence of the coming alien apocalypse.
STARLINK satellites train seen from earth - SpaceX Elon Musk
STARLINK satellites train seen from earth - SpaceX Elon Musk
Turns out it was an armada of Starlink satellites being released into orbit.
This is the coolest thing I learned this week. We certainly live in the future. ๐Ÿคฏ
Cray cray.
Stay happy, stay healthy ๐Ÿค˜
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