We at Mad Devs use a lot of tools to ensure the top productivity level of our team and avoid our employees feeling under-appreciated or shut out of decision-making processes. So, we use the following tools to organize proper remote communication.
Jira is one of the most powerful and widely used project management tools for teams developed by Atlassian, an Australia-based company.
Jira is applied by Mad Devs for project planning, assignment, tracking, reporting, and managing. This set of tools is aimed at teams of any size and specialization.
It is an instant messenger used widely. It allows employees to communicate in general threads or write private messages. Slack is irreplaceable for sharing quick check-ins, sharing updates, and synchronizing. It is an amazing tool for the organization of asynchronous communication because it documents all the conversations. All the threads are accessible and searchable, so any information is available whenever you need it. Video calling is also supported by Slack.
The extensive functionality and ease of use have made Slack one of the most popular tools used by remote-first companies. This tool is extensively used by our team members, too.
Google Meet is another popular tool in the Mad Devs community. We are a team, and we don`t want somebody to feel out, so calls are a part of our daily communication procedures. We love using Hangouts for this purpose, too.
While Google Meet is used for communication among team members, Zoom is applied for calls with clients or for important calls to discuss a project or similar matters. Zoom offers an increased security level and additional features that help us to be more efficient:
- Video Webinars,
- Workspaces, among others.
Missing a call or a video session might be very unpleasant if you are working on an important task and need to discuss some details. Google Calendar helps Mad Devs to keep everything under control and be always prepared for things to come.
For documents and spreadsheets creation, storage, and sharing, we use Google Docs. It gives us access to the needed documents wherever we are, no matter what device we are using.
Confluence is a comprehensive workflow tool for all types of teams. This tool is created for putting all the company's internal knowledge and documents in an online platform. In it, you can group related tasks, assign them to specific users, manage calendars, and similar.
This content management information helps to organize written information in an easily accessible way.