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Agile Distributed Development Done Right Using Fully Distributed Scrum

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Guido Schoonheim is an Agile fanatic with a specific focus on Scrum, organizational patterns and distributed development. In the past Guido has worked as project manager, architect, agile adoption coach, scrum master, product owner and of course as JEE developer. He believes very strongly in the combination of Agile and Offshoring to get the best of both without compromising on either.

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Oct 23, 2009

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  • Product Owners and screaming bunnies

    by suba bose /

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    I will be interested more about 2 things mentioned here:
    - bunnies hooked to CI env and screams at all locations when build breaks. Any idea where one can buy them from?
    - Product owners for offshored teams - do client guy be that or you have proxies at onsite?

    Of course, a good presentation

    Subashish
    subabo.wordpress.com

  • From other side of the story

    by Ritesh Man Tamrakar /

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    I found the presentation very motivational to learn scrum for both side: local and remote.

    I am part of remote side. I am very much interested to know how scrum/agile can help remote team to deliver good high quality software. This presentation definitely gave some insight on it.

    Ritesh Man Tamrakar
    riteshworks.blogspot.com

  • A very interesting way of executing with a distributed team

    by Armond Mehrabian /

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    Companies doing distributed development can learn a lot from this presentation. Guido Schoonheim does an excellent persuasive job of explaining the need to colocate the remote team for a couple of iterations in order to build a sense of shared ownership and establish hyper productivity. The problem is that management often sees this as an unnecessary expense and erosion of the savings they're hoping to gain from off-shoring.

    Another interesting observation was that there is plenty of working-hour time overlap between western Europe and India, not so between California and India. This makes it very difficult for U.S. west coast teams to have a Scrum meeting with everyone present from both sides.

    I strongly agree with Guido that only a well-performing local team can successfully extend itself remotely. The problem with most of my clients is that they are in a hurry to fly before they're able to walk. This makes distributed Scrum totally chaotic and impractical.

    I learned quite a lot from this presentation. Great job Guido Schoonheim!

    -Armond Mehrabian
    Lean-Agile Consultant/Coach (San Diego, CA, USA)
    Portofino Solutions, Inc.
    @armond_m (twitter)
    www.portofinosolutions.com

  • Implementing SCRUM in an already distributed team culture

    by Ariel Kirshbom /

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    Hi, i found very interesting Guidos approach and a great presentation, and i was wondering how would be the best way to implement a distributed SCRUM in a place that already have a strong distributed culture in IT, but not so much on SCRUM and Agile...Because in the presentation it is stated that the best way is first implent SCRUM localy and then distribute it and only afterwards escalate, but if you only have projects that are already Distributed and they require escalation?

    If anyone have a similiar experience, it would be great to hear.
    Thanks,
    Ariel

  • Request a Copy of the Presentation

    by Khushru Doctor /

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    Can i get a copy of the Presentation PPT/PDF.

  • Re: Request a Copy of the Presentation

    by Diana Baciu /

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    Hi Khushru,

    The are available on the QCon website.
    qconlondon.com/london-2009/schedule/thursday.jsp

    Diana (InfoQ)

  • Re: A very interesting way of executing with a distributed team

    by Lisa Ray /

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    Very interesting presentation indeed.

    WRAP - Agile Project management tool

  • Interesting presentation about distributed scrum agile development

    by Zachary Boorell /

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    The challenges of collaboration and communication can be overcome when working in a distributed work environment and I believe this lengthy presentation has some great points and ideas in achieving efficient development in that particular scenario.

    www.axosoft.com/

  • Distributed scrum agile development

    by Charles Guzman /

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    Agile development and agile project management are the only way to go. Some great tools out there like the 1 listed above and PT. This has definitely helped change the game for product development, which has trickled into just approach to life in startups, such as lean. Anyways, thanks!

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