Tamara Sulaiman on Tips And Techniques For Implementing An Agile Program Across Distributed Teams
Tamara Sulaiman presents experiences in implementing Agile in teams across different time zones in large companies. She shares the pleasure and the pain, ideas that worked as well as ideas that didn’t. She also shares the critical success factors in making program level implementations successful and sustaining.
Tamara Sulaiman is Managing Consultant at Applied Scrum where she is focused on coaching teams and organizations transitioning to Agile software development. Tamara brings over 20 years of experience in management across a spectrum of industries including: information technology, construction, international development and education to her consulting expertise.
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Very interesting but ... how is this related to agile?
Agile requires specific questions to be answered ... setandbma.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/off-shoring-...
All in all I agree, but some points to discuss...
I think the approach outlined in the video is what most agile coaches seems to propose, and I mostly agree. Thanks for putting this together Tamara.
I found some things to that probably do not agree:
- The whole thing with creating the name and the logo for the change. I think a lot of smart people is advocating NOT to name change initiatives. I can think of several reasons: 1) To prevent resistance from people tired of named change programs. 2) To prevent resistance in general, if it does not have a name it is harder to whack it. 3) It is not supposed to be a program that ends some time, it is supposed to be a new culture of learning, problem solving, inspect adapt.
- Creating Best Practices. 1) I think Taichi Ohno said that once you define the best way to do anything it is all over. You will kill future innovation. 2) I am a strong believer that teams need to contribute to a process to feel that they own it. By dong this it will be sustainable change. It will also ensure that the teams keepsdeveloping the process. Best Practices is dangerous stuff...