About this Course

As companies embrace remote work, managers need to adopt strategies tailored to globally distributed teams. In this course you'll learn the tools and develop the skills and strategies needed to hire, manage, and optimize remote teams. Udacity has developed this course in partnership with Upwork, the world's leading professional freelance platform. Managing Remote Teams gives you practical advice on how to build a culture that embraces remote workers and delivers bottomline results for your business. After taking this course, you'll be able to quickly apply remote-team best practices to your existing workforce, or begin building your remote workforce from scratch.

Course Cost
Approx. 1 hour
Skill Level
Included in Product

Rich Learning ContentRich Learning Content

Interactive QuizzesInteractive Quizzes

Taught by Industry ProsTaught by Industry Pros

Self-Paced LearningSelf-Paced Learning

Course Leads

James Richards

James Richards

Chief Technology Officer at Udacity

Mike Paylor

Mike Paylor

Vice President, Product and Engineering at Upwork

Kirk Werner

Kirk Werner

Vice President, Content at Udacity

Prerequisites and Requirements

No prerequisite. Anyone who is interested in building and managing remote teams would benefit from the concepts taught in this course.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

This course is specifically designed for remote workers, managers of remote teams, and anyone considering going remote. Having team members spread across time-zones, locales, and cultures requires a completely different way of looking at communication, collaboration, and team-building. In this course you'll hear from leading industry practitioners on the strategies and tools they've developed over the years to manage remote teams effectively. This includes strategies for using Agile methodology for engineering teams, utilizing collaboration tools, and building bonds amongst your team members. After taking this course, you'll be equipped to tackle the challenges involved in creating a cohesive team that rarely comes together face-to-face. In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, remote-team management is a key skill for any professional.

What do I get?
  • Instructor videos
  • Learn by doing exercises
  • Taught by industry professionals