Working with Offshore and Remote Team in Agile World

My experience and lessons going from having a dedicated, full-time, in-person Scrum team, to a team with limited resources, off-shore and remote. While I have attempted to be the Agile evangelist, I had to re-think the way I explain and manage team members. Having team members doubt whether Agile can work in our environment has been a personal challenge as someone who has loved and championed Agile.

I firmly believe it is not just about the tools and meetings you have in scrum, but about empowering everyone around you to work efficiently. Leading agile cross-functional teams while instilling positivity, openness and creativity to produce timely and quality deliverables is my passion, as well as teaching the advantages of agile processes to other professionals.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Experience Report

  • Experience at Booz Allen Hamilton managing a Scrum Team and difference with current small team environment
  • Building and maintaining a powerful project team and organization using agile frameworks
  • Training external project staff members and empower others to take Agile courses
  • Overcoming Language and Time Zone barriers
  • Collaboration tools that I have benefited the most

Learning Outcome

  • Ways to build confidence within the delivery team for high output
  • Providing a synthesis of best practices within your team and organization to build engagement and adoption
  • Working around language and time zone barriers

Target Audience

Ideally managers or ScrumMasters facing challenges in the virtual world

Prerequisites for Attendees

ScrumMasters, Project Managers, Remote staff are ideal

schedule Submitted 1 year ago