team planning

reduce uncertainty, increase understanding, foster improvements

The importance of context is paramount. The team planning tools are purposefully designed to complement your type of team (Product, Mission, Operations), unlike traditional methodologies that assume that one size fits all.  Our team planning tools reduce uncertainty, enhance progress transparency, and increase your team's ability to adjust to changing market conditions.

product team planning

  • Defined cadence of planning event ( short cycle )  
  • Defined sync and async activities required
  • Refined and prioritised product backlog and roadmap 
  • Backlog that is decomposed into incremental slices of value
  • Defined capacity and plan for the delivery timebox
  • Identified risks to success

mission team planning

  • Defined cadence of planning event ( short cycle )
  • Defined sync and async activities required
  • Comprehended and committed objectives
  • Prioritised work according to delay cost
  • Backlog that is decomposed  and sequenced from prioritisation 
  • Identified risks to success
operations team planning
  • Defined cadence of triage event ( short cycle )
  • Defined sync and async activities required
  • Defined cadence of triage event ( short cycle 
  • All sources of work captured and visible 
  • Work selection based on Impact/Severity, customer SLAs and capacity
  • Identified risks to success

The remote:af Team Planning tools are designed to take into account the context of each of the team types (Product, Mission, Operations). They do this by ensuring shorter feedback cycles, defining what can be done asynchronously whilst enabling the minimisation of the number of planning meetings and the time between them. All of this is necessary for remote teams to advance without the mental stress and endless, productivity-eroding online meeting cycles.

To maintain these short feedback loops, we don’t spend more than two hours on team planning per week. Planning is contextual to the team types; for example 

  • Product teams plan in small cycles so that they can remain adaptive to change while also providing external stakeholders with certainty. 
  • Mission teams are outcome focussed, they don’t ‘plan’ their work per se, they sequence it according to cost of delay and then execute. 
  • Operations teams are demand responsive rather than plan-driven and use flow based planning such as replenishment activities. 

All team planning is done to capacity. Using the data captured from previous cycles enables the team to make informed decisions on the amount of work they can complete in the upcoming timebox. Metrics used are those that are defined in the context of each of the team archetypes - at remote:af we believe not all metrics are equal.

what makes a tool?


There's no one-size-fits-all approach. Our tools are crafted to give you and your team the steps a world-class consultant would use.


The tools aren't just individual solutions - they work together to create a dynamic and impactful system that drive material business outcomes.


Each tool is like a buffet of delicious business solutions - pick and choose only the options that are right for you. Plus, you can always come back for seconds.

industry adaptable

We test everything across different industries to ensure that businesses of all kinds can understand and use the tools.

why remote:af?

With our cutting-edge tools and resources, you have the means to revolutionise your organisation from within. Embrace a DIY approach to success. Leverage remote:af's expertise in operating model design to equip your team with the necessary tools and strategies to thrive in the remote work landscape. Unlock the full potential of your team, optimize workflows, and foster seamless collaboration, all while adapting to the ever-changing business landscape. Experience a future where your team excels, no matter where they are located. Embrace remote:af and witness the transformation firsthand – driving productivity, innovation, and success throughout your organisation.