In this time of global networking, we are seeing startups which have some form of a distributed team or outsourcing. Some companies like Github are fundamentally built around the idea of a distributed team. In this session, we will explore some of the issues around distributed teams and how that impacts the Lean Startup.
David Tyler and Lyle Hazle will discuss their experiences with distributed teams.
David Tyler dropped out of college in early 2012 to start a startup with friends. After going through Y Combinator in the summer, he left to move back to the Seattle area. He now works at Cloudant, a Boston, Seattle, Bristol, Colorado, Seoul, and Nebraska-based company providing a distributed database as a service. He focuses on helping users with capacity planning and data modeling, as well as eating too many burritos at his desk.
Some questions he wants to make sure get asked:
- How do lean startup processes such as scrum meetings, sprint planning, etc. translate into an organization where engineers are oftentimes unable to communicate in real-time?
- In what ways does having a distributed team benefit a lean startup?
Lyle Hazle is an information technology professional with over 24 years of experience in Software Development and Enterprise Architecture. His range of experience includes software development, digital asset management, architecture, data modeling, business analysis, team leadership and project management. He has a talent for finding innovative solutions for complex architecture and software development problems. He recently joined MyFive, a new startup by the founder of Biznik.com, as their CTO.