Distributed teams are a reality for all of us today: whether you work in a startup, a BigCo, a government agency or a nonprofit. And when you are working with people who aren't always in the same room at the same time, everything suddenly gets a lot harder. A big part of the problem is that traditional Agile tools and practices haven't adapted well to a distributed world.
January's Beyond Agile is going to be different as we take a hands-on approach to understanding how distributed agile teams can work better! Instead of a traditional presentation, we will have a fun, fast-paced, very immersive experience that actually solves a real-world problem in real-time, as a distributed team!
Our featured speaker is Arun Kumar, founder and CEO of Kerika. Arun will provide a short introduction on how distributed agile teams are succeeding in different sectors and geographies, and then we will jump right into a real distributed team experience with Jeff Pasek and Aki Namioka.
Arun Kumar, founder and CEO of Kerika, has delivered innovation in software and financial services for nearly three decades, across four continents.
Earlier adventures including transitioning Onvia's IT from Waterfall to Agile; serving on the board for a startup in Stockholm; creating the first pan-European electronic, stock exchange; developing E-Business strategy for Morgan Stanley in the New York and London; and building teams and delivering projects in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Buenos Aires and Frankfurt.
In addition to his day job as CEO of Kerika, Arun is also Chair for the Startup Programs at TiE Seattle. You can follow Arun @kerika