Last year, I was part of a geographically distributed team who wrote the Agile Practice Guide. Shane Hastie interviewed us during Agile 2017. His interview (which was a ton of fun!) is here: Johanna Rothman and Mike Griffiths on the Agile Alliance/PMI Agile Practice Guide.
I learned a ton from that writing experience:
- Geographically distributed agile teams across many time zones need a cadence, not iterations (strict timeboxes).
- Agile approaches demand culture change on the part of the sponsors/company/people who want the product
- We now have tools to make collaboration at a distance fun and productive.
Mike and I wrote an experience report about the writing of the guide. See Bridging Mindsets: Creating the Agile Practice Guide. We wrote down many more lessons learned in the experience report.
(As a last note: this was the first iteration. If you are a member of the AA or the PMI, contact either of those orgs to work on the next iteration.)