Managing a Distributed Team

From: Craig S.
Sent on: Monday, August 12, 2013 8:37 AM
Hi Guys,

Bit of a general question for the group. I'm leading development on a project that uses two offshore teams based in different time zones 3 hours apart from each other and 4 & 7 hours ahead of the UK.

We're just coming out of the design phase (we're not agile) and I found the lead time between a request for my help and me servicing that request to be too long to manage.

Does anyone have any tips that would enable me to work more efficiently with my offshore teams? Getting up at 6am to take calls and review work seems to help close the lead time a little but I'm still asleep through a good portion of the offshore workday.

Any general tips on being a lead for a distributed team would be well received too.

Thanks
Craig

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