Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video How to work with a distributed team, part of Agile at Work: Getting Better with Agile Retrospectives.
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- Even very agile organizations can't fight…the allure of a distributed team.…Less expensive overseas labor markets…are an easy way to cut costs.…Also, many organizations like the ability to reach out…and hire global experts.…Either way, there's a good chance that your agile team…will have at least one offshore developer.…Often, these developers are isolated…and hamper the team's collaboration.…The retrospective is a good event…to point out these challenges.…The team will need to adapt the process…to make sure that everyone is communicating.…
It can be a real problem for agile teams that depend on work…from a developer in a different time zone.…One of the biggest challenges is the lack…of face-to-face communication.…Even with modern tools, there's still something lost…when you're not sitting with someone.…Human beings are just wired to receive…more useful information from nonverbal cues.…Another challenge is coordination.…The retrospective needs to happen…at the same place and at the same time.…That's a necessary part of getting a good discussion.…
Watch and learn agile project management techniques to assess your project today, and get back on track for tomorrow. Find more courses on agile project management in the Agile at Work series on Doug's author page.
- Five phases of retrospectives
- Choosing an ideal meeting space
- Identifying issues and improvements
- Working with a distributed team
- Encouraging discussions
- Setting goals using SMART criteria
- Asking good questions
- Making team decisions
- Closing out an agile retrospective