Projects, Products, and the Project Portfolio: Part 2, Assess & Rank the Work

Part 1 was about seeing the value in the various projects. I called the value stream a product so that people would think about who would use it and why. I suggested that we stop work on specific products when you have more products than teams. That would allow you to work on other projects …

Announcement: New Distributed Agile Teams Online Workshop

After Mark Kilby and I collaborated on From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams, we decided to start creating online classes. We have just opened registration for our first geographically distributed agile teams class. See Prepare for Successful Distributed Agile Teams. It’s a self-study class. That means you can proceed at your own pace. You’ll …

Serendipitous Communications in Geographically Distributed Agile Teams

One of the experiences people miss in distributed teams compared to collocated teams is the ability to serendipitously bump into other team members or just other people. They like the idea of having random encounters to share what they did for the weekend or, more importantly, discuss problems they are struggling with at work. Sometimes …