Effective strategies of distributed teams
There are various reasons why we work with people across the globe and we know it can be very beneficial or very painful. We haven't yet invented Teleportation. Atleast not for the population that isn't working for CIA or NSA. So, we need ways to perform distributed work, where systems either appear "teleported" or they don't require teleportation. In this talk I will explain what tools and possible processes, tips, can teams follow for high quality distributed working.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
- Why do we have distributed teams?
- Anti-patterns of ways of working with people remote
- Experiences, tools and tricks from consulting
- Interacting with audience to collaborate on what works and what doesnt for them
- How to happily work with distributed agile teams
Learn very simple and efficient ways to work with almost all the teams today where some people may not be physically present next to you and still you make the most out of it! A lot of real life experiences will be shared throughout the session.
Project managers, developers, quality analysts and anyone who works with distributed teams
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