Distributed Agile Stage
This year, we have separated distributed agile from enterprise agile. While we recognize that most enterprise agile implementations are distributed, we also see small and mid-sized organizations equally distributed. With the increased global internet connectivity, online collaboration technology and sensitivity to environmental impacts, we are seeing increasing trends towards non-traditional workplace environments in all organizations including work at home programs, work where you live programs, increased outsourced and offshore programs, and cross-company collaborative development programs.
Thus, the focus of this stage is solely dedicated to distributed agile implementations – large AND small. We are seeking how organizations are achieving the principles of team collaboration in distributed environments, what tools, techniques, infrastructure, and additional (or fewer) ceremonies are being deployed to keep connected and aligned.
Questions this stage will attempt to answer:
- What tools do you find most effective to support agile team communication and collaboration?
- How have you adapted your agile approach to support distribution?
- What techniques do you find most effective for facilitating meetings or working day-to-day?
- What additional challenges surface across time zones and cultures?
- What team sizes are most effective for distributed teams?
- Which team roles can most easily be distributed? Which ones are most challenging?
- Is it better if everyone on the team is distributed vs. groups of people in different locations?
- Where are the hidden costs to distributed teams? How much does it really cost?
- What is the frequency that distributed teams should get together face-to-face?
Stage Producer: Steven "Doc" List, Neudesic
Stage Co-Producer: Michael Norton, LeanDog
- Scott Dunn, BigVisible
- Chris Matts, Emergent Behavior
- Jean Tabaka, Rally Software
- Tom Perry, CyberSource
- Lawrence Bock, USAA
- Wayne MacDonald, Neudesic
- Harry Long, Neudesic