One of the agile values is Individual interactions over processes and tools which often gets translated into face to face conversations. These are then greatly enhanced by co-location of teams. We all know and have experienced the magic of collocated collaboration.
Now, the bum here is that increasingly more and more organisations have a desire to adopt a dispersed and/or distributed agile ways of working for a variety of reasons, such as scaling agile across larger scopes / geographical locations; expanding business to new markets; access to talent pools, and the economic benefits of relocating work to low labour cost countries.
As agile teams move from being co-located to being geographically separated it increases complexity and decreases productivity. Many teams battle to understand this phenomenon and tame it. Sometimes even turn it to their advantage.
This session aims to spin off an 'experience sharing' discussion among those of us who have or are working with distributed and/or dispersed teams. And who knows, I might even bring along a slide or two on 'suitability assessment for dispersed ways of working'. Boom!