The different engagement models, processes, challenges and solutions for a distributed Scrum Team in an outsourced product development (OPD)

A distributed Scrum team is a necessity than a choice in many cases. Often customers and their suppliers struggle to put up a team model that will work effectively and provide maximum value. The customer wants to be absolutely sure how the entire engagement will be executed so that there are no surprises later.

So, what are the different ways of forming teams in a distributed environment, what is the impact on the execution, how do you execute different engagement models, what challenges do you see and so on? These are the questions the customers are interested in.

This talk will focus on answering the above questions. We have defined 3 types of distributed team models and implemented in few of the projects in an onshore-offshore scenario. We have also tailored scrum meetings like planning, DSM, etc. so that these meetings are more effective in distributed model. While some of the changes have worked, some still needs to be enhanced further.



Outline/Structure of the Talk

  1. Scrum models for OPD
    1. Explain the 3 types of team structure models that can be implemented in an OPD
    2. How do you decide which model to choose
  2. Scrum Process tailoring
    1. Explain scrum ceremonies that needs to be tailored for each of the models
    2. Elaborate more on one of the models
  3. Benefits and challenges
    1. Explain what has worked and not worked
    2. Explain the challenges, solutions and benefits achieved

Learning Outcome

You will learn

  • The 3 types of distributed team models for Scrum teams
  • Know how to go about the different scrum ceremonies for each of the model
  • The documentation and communication modes
  • The challanges and solutions of each model

Target Audience

Management, Project Managers, Scrum Masters, Scrum teams

schedule Submitted 6 years ago

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