Just the other day, I had an interesting discussion with someone who is using remote resources on their project. We had a bit of a laugh over those people who constantly worry that remote resources might not be doing what they’re supposed to and, instead, goofing-off or, as we say in our industry jargon, “eating bon-bons.” Most projects are pretty savvy about this but what if your project is new to do this? How would you know, short of putting cameras on them?
Search Results for "remote"
In addition to the posts I recently made about remote teams, I also put together a “5 Tips for Remote Teams” post for LinkedIn. I’m not entirely clear if those are visible to the public. As a test, and for those of you who haven’t seen it, here is the link. Out of curiosity, please […]
Fairly recently, I’ve had conversations with a handful of LIMS/ELN vendors and services vendors about how they structure teams for customers. Some of them insist that they want people on-site most/all of the project, others stated that they seldom need their people to be on-site for projects, and yet others seem to float in the mid-range of 40-60% on-site.
In the old days, programmers would almost always have to go to a customer site to work on label development.
Today’s tools and strategies offer a myriad of ways to work remotely. Even considering this, working remotely has many technical challenges.
Since much of my current team works remotely, we’ve become quite expert at remote work issues and techniques. One thing that our team does is to have off-site personnel come on-site for routine visits.
The customer for whom I’m making this post has a large team of whom a number of people are working from a variety of countries. This is the first time they’ve run a team in this manner in this department. I find that having one or two remote people is extremely common in the laboratory informatics industry, but having large parts of a team working from a variety of places is somewhat less common, though not rare.
Speech recognition and facial recognition have come a long way.
Printing labels for LIMS, ELN or LES is not always as easy as one might think.
Most recently, I’ve been working with a variety of small pharma/bio companies that need to purchase a QC (Quality Control) system for their laboratories. We could call it a LIMS but with the way acronyms abound, let’s just say that it will manage their samples, tests, results, workflows and reporting.