Register Now for Geographically Distributed Agile Teams Workshop

Register now, before the end of the day, March 15, for the best single-person and team rates for Shane Hastie’s and my Working Effectively In Geographically Distributed Agile Project Teams. If you don’t subscribe to my email newsletter, the Pragmatic Manager, you have missed a number of great issues where I discussed how to solve …

Webinar Recording Available, Last Day for Early Registration for Workshop

Shane and I recorded a webinar at noon today, about our Geographically Distributed Agile Teams workshop. We had a great time, and answered a lot of questions. We had a few recording glitches, so if you hear me talking over Shane, oops. To me, it sounded as if he was not talking. There is a …

Geographically Distributed Agile Teams Have Choices for Their Lifecycles

I hope that by now you see that you have any number of choices for your lifecycle if you are geographically distributed team and you are transitioning to agile. I do recommend a servant leader agile project manager, for coordination and risk management. With people all over the world, it’s difficult to coordinate the project, …

Agile Lifecycles for Geographically Distributed Teams, Part 3

Example 3: Using a Project Manager with Iterations and Kanban and Silo’d Teams Here, the developers were in Cambridge, MA, the product owners were in San Francisco, the testers were in Bangalore, and the project manager was always flying somewhere, because the project manager was shared among several projects. The developers knew about timeboxed iterations, …

Agile Lifecycles for Geographically Distributed Teams, Part 2

Example 2: Using a Project Manager with Kanban, Silo’d Teams This is a product development organization with developers in Italy, testers in India, more developers in New York, product owners and project managers in California. This organization first tried iterations, but the team could never get to done. The problem was that the stories were …

Agile Lifecycles for Geographically Distributed Teams, Part 1

I’ve been working with geographically distributed and dispersed teams for the past couple of years. Some of them on quite large programs, some of them reasonably small. What they all have in common is that they all want to transition to agile. Most of them start this way: someone takes a Scrum class, gets all …