Agile at Scale SIG - Eight Principles for Successful Distributed Agile

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Topic: Eight Principles for Successful Distributed Agile

The common advice for a distributed agile team is, “Don’t do that!” And, we know that at least half of all agile teams are distributed. The common advice isn’t working or useful.However, many agile teams have problems using agile approaches. Too often, that’s because they don’t understand the principles of successful distributed agile teams. You’ll learn the eight principles of successful distributed agile teams, and how you might take small steps to increase your team’s success. We’ll discuss hours of overlap, transparency,experimentation, communication and more.
The principles:
1. Establish acceptable hours of overlap.
2. Create transparency at all levels.
3. Create a culture of continuous improvement with experiments.
4. Practice pervasive communication at all levels.
5. Create a project rhythm.
6. Assume good intention.
7. Create a culture of resilience.
8. Default to collaborative work.

Speaker: Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” provides frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams see problems, resolve risks, and manage their product development.
Johanna was the Agile 2009 conference chair and was the co-chair of the first edition of the Agile Practice Guide. Johanna is the author of 14 books that range from hiring, to project management, program management, project portfolio management, and management. Her most recent books are From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams (with Mark Kilby) and Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver.
Read her blogs, email newsletter, and more information about her books at

Agile at Scale SIG Info:
Food and Drink will be provided courtesy of Agile Austin.
Seating is limited!

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