As countries navigate the impact of widespread Coronavirus, balancing the health and well-being of employees and Scrum teams with the very real need to keep business functions operating is particularly top of mind for companies large and small. This presentation helps you develop the mindset needed to align remote employees and coordinate multiple Agile teams. Learn how Scrum events coordinate and focus communication, foster transparency and get work to Done.
Agile approaches like Scrum recommend a “just enough” attitude in software development and this is also the case when you discuss tools. Ideally, you would work with a small team that is collocated, but this is not always possible and you might be running your project virtually with a distributed Scrum team scattered around the world.
Even if Agile approaches favor collocated teams, distributed Scrum teams are more common that what you might think. Many Agile software development teams are based on a virtual organization.
Reetro is an online agile retrospective tool. It simplifies the process of planning, managing and executing retrospectives. Reetro offers a variety of features from very simple user experience, automation and analytics.
Its increasingly common that Agile software development teams are distributed across multiple offices, in different countries, all working remotely on the same product or project. But how do you make this work well? There seem to be a number of readily accepted tenants of conventional wisdom to help deal with leading distributed teams, from seeming good ideas “teams must be co-located” to ones that are purely economic “offshore teams can be run at a far lower cost”.
As Agile practitioners, we’ve learned to love highly cohesive, cross-functional on-site teams. These teams, much like monolithic applications; succeed due to the proximity of useful knowledge. Distributed Scrum teams must rely on different strategies and tactics in order to be effective while still adhering to the principles laid out in the Agile Manifesto.
Pair programming is one of the original practice of eXtreme programming, but it is also one of the least used by Agile software development teams. In his blog post, Alisdair McDiarmid explains how Customer.io uses pair programming with remote teams.