How to Make Global, Distributed Agile Work
Clarabridge is a commercial software company headquartered in Reston, VA. We have 8 scrum teams, almost all of which have members on two or more continents and some of which span up to 10 time zones. This has created challenges that we have addressed in a variety of ways over time. In this talk, we'll discuss the evolution of our methods for running distributed scrum teams and share what has worked well and what hasn't.
Outline/Structure of the Experience Report
- The Distributed Problem - locations, timezones, countries, languages, and more
- Techniques that Made this Work
- Techniques that Failed
- Techniques to be Tried
- Assessing Your Own Situation
- Closing comments
- Q&A and discussion
The desired outcome is for attendees to have a jump-start on what techniques may work for them to make distributed agile teams a success.
Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and agile teams that are doing scrum across multiple locations, time zones, and countries