schedule 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM place Grand Ballroom 2

Way back in 2008, when I started working in Agile, there was enough material available on Scrum and. However when it came to distributed aspect of it, people were still struggling with it. Based on working for years in this fashion, I realised that communication, trust, transparency and innovation are the core fundamental values towards successful distributed Agile implementation.

In other words, as most of the problems were caused by softer aspects of skills (misunderstanding, miscommunication, non-availability of people, mistrust etc), humanizing the distributed team experience looked like the key for successful distributed Agile implementation.

Based on working with distributed teams over the years, we discovered some distributed Agile patterns. Some of them got blogged from time to time. Those already available in form of blogs are as follows:

The session is to share the these patterns and more (when to go for distributed Agile and when not etc)

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  • 5 min - Introduction
  • 5 min -  A snapshot on how distribued Agile works
  • 5 min – The challenges of distributed Agile
  • 10 min – Patterns of splitting distributed teams
  • 5 min – Distributed pair programming - our experience
  • 5 min – Local Retrospective
  • 5 min – One Team Multiple Projects
  • 5 min – The nut-bolt pattern
  • 5 min - Chain-Link Pattern
  • 10 min Q&A

Learning Outcome

At the end of session, audience will learn how to successfully execute distributed Agile projects with the help of the patterns and practices discussed during the session.

Audience will also get to know the softer aspects of problems expected during distributed Agile project implementation.

Target Audience

team-member, Scrum Master, Product Owner, CxO, Managers, Agile-coaches

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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  • Jerry Rajamoney
    By Jerry Rajamoney  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi,

    Thanks for this topic. I have the following query on seeing the outline of the proposal. Are you going to introduce these patterns or going to do a deep dive of each? Also are you planning to share some real cases of how these pattersn helpes to solve your problems?

    Thanks,

    • ShriKant Vashishtha
      By ShriKant Vashishtha  ~  1 year ago
      reply Reply

      All these patterns are based on real-life experiences and are evolved while facing problems in using Agile for distributed teams. As far as deep-dive or not, one hour session is focused on detailing enough information on patterns so that practitioners understand and use them in their daily practice.

  • Joel Tosi
    By Joel Tosi  ~  2 years ago
    reply Reply

    Hi Shrikant,

         I appreciate the submission, a large number of teams struggle with this.  Looking at some of your slides and blogs you provide pretty concrete examples of working through these challenges.

    The only thing I might offer for consideration is whether or not you need the full 60 minutes?  I like the patterns, the rest feels like quite a bit of setup to get to the essence of your presentation.  What do you think?

     

    Best,

    Joel

    • ShriKant Vashishtha
      By ShriKant Vashishtha  ~  1 year ago
      reply Reply

      First of all, I have additional content as well apart from published slides and blogs. Second, I expect a lot of interaction and question coming from audience. So even though presentation itself can be finished within 45 min, answering questions will take a bit more time.

      • Joel Tosi
        By Joel Tosi  ~  2 years ago
        reply Reply

        Yep, fair enough.  Solid points.


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