Building successful distributed delivery teams is a challenge. Leveraging the benefits of Agile methodologies is even harder. However, if you identify your vision of success, create a plan, and apply Agile principles and values, it is possible to create highly-performant, distributed Agile teams. 

During this session, Matt, the Director of Project Management at Appia in Durham, and Jose Naranjo, a Team Lead with Velocity Partners in Colombia, share how they used Agile’s core principles and values as the foundation to build a successful nearshore team. Their experience report will show how to organize the teams, set up relevant working agreements and avoid the common “offshore/nearshore” pitfalls. 

If you have participated in similar endeavors and did not see success, are currently working with distributed teams, or are about to embark on an initiative to build a new team, this presentation will provide a roadmap and useful strategy.


Outline/Structure of the Experience Report

Outline of the main talking points and sections:

* Starting with a vision of success

* Values and principles as pillars

* "Let it grow" or "let it go"

* Before embarking

* Gaining momentum

* Maintaining and building

* Reduction formulas

* New tools in the toolbox

Learning Outcome

By the end of this presentation, listeners will understand how to apply the values and principles of Agile to the forming, storming, norming, and performing stages of team development. There is emphasis placed on building distributed teams, complete with rationales, examples, checklists, lessons learned and real-world anecdotes.

Target Audience

Anyone looking to build strong distributed teams; Anyone who is currently working with a distributed team, and wants to improve it; Anyone who has done this previously, and wants to learn what to do differently next time


schedule Submitted 6 years ago

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