In part I of the series “Technical Trust: What is it and why is it important?” we discussed technical trust and how you build it with a local team. In this article we’ll discuss the much more challenging task of building technical trust with a remote team.
The Elephant in the Room: Cost of Travel
After factoring in labor costs, a domestic trip can reach $2,000 and an international trip can exceed more than $8,000! As such, many companies are reluctant to allow rank-and-file scientists, engineers and technicians to travel between sites. Instead companies typically undertake a combination of two approaches: