HOW DO I RUN LEAN COFFEE WITH A DISTRIBUTED TEAM?
Well, you’ll almost certainly need a tool. You can use an online whiteboard, but you’ll find it easier to use a tool built specifically for Lean Coffee. Here are a few that we know of:
Retrium – This is a set of facilitation techniques designed for agile retrospectives. One of the templates they have is Lean Coffee, and it is incredibly easy to use. Can be used for more than just retrospectives. Best for companies/enterprises. Free to try, then requires a paid subscription. www.retrium.com
Full disclosure: we have no financial relationship with any of the tools listed above. However, we do know the folks at Retrium and have given them feedback on their Lean Coffee implementation.