Agile and distributed development seem to be at odds with each other. One is about close communication and short feedback loops, the other is about being effective with people in a different location. This talk discusses a number of patterns common for setting up Agile Distributed Development and will show the results that can be achieved once you get into a good Fully Distributed Scrum.
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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Product Owners and screaming bunnies
- 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
From other side of the story
Ritesh Man Tamrakar
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
A very interesting way of executing with a distributed team
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!
Lean-Agile Consultant/Coach (San Diego, CA, USA)
Portofino Solutions, Inc.
Implementing SCRUM in an already distributed team culture
If anyone have a similiar experience, it would be great to hear.
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Re: A very interesting way of executing with a distributed team
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