Completely Distributed Agile - A Case Study

What about a case where the whole team is completely distributed, i.e. every team member works from a different distributed location, possibly from a different country or from a different time-zones. What about the challenges faced while working with a team where time-zone changes can be 7-8.


In the new era of Lean Startup, some startups are working and developing software in this fashion. This session is a case-study of one such startup which is completely distributed. How they are working, are they using Agile or have evolved some new practices which work for them. What kind of different challenges these teams face on regular basis and how do they solve them, these are some of the question this session tries to answer.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

What exactly is completely distributed team?

How does it work?

  • Distributed Pair Programming
  • Norming
  • One team working on multiple projects
  • Transparent communication eco-system through right tooling
  • Weekly cycles


  • Multiple time-zones
  • Communication
  • Silos within the team

Learning Outcome

Through this session, you'll learn what exactly is completely distributed Agile team, how does it work, what are the different challenges faced and how they are mitigated.

Target Audience

Developers, Scrum masters and Managers, Startup Founders

schedule Submitted 7 years ago