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Visibility Shift in Distributed Teams
Transcript of Visibility Shift in Distributed Teams
Working as a Team
Being more proactive
Each team member
2 levels of improvements/learning
Hours vs. progress
Working in a distributed way, like using Scrum, makes issues more visible
ant colony - independence (40)
push vs. pull management
Co-founder & Agile Manager
6+ yrs experience
Work with the best
Being at Work
"You must feel as if you were at work all the time"
"I could never force myself
to get something done
while sitting at home"
"I have to go in person to make sure people are working properly"
"Our employees would just browse Facebook"
Being there = working
working = ?
Producing visible value !
notifications are important
Work vs. life
The same channel used internally and with a Client
Distributed meetings are extremely boring
getting into "flow"
asking for help
Group decisions are better than expert advice
idea by Jamie Allsop, agile-trac.org
Coupling & Interfaces
Organizations & teams are like components
many fat interfaces
easier to discover and define interfaces
Flexible working hours
1 to 1 Conversations
Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Working on a boring project remotely is extremely hard
Talking about work
How working remotely looks like?
Working remotely makes things more transparent
This talk is not about
proving that co-location is bad
Software development yoga
Getting down to work
Skype, Google Hangouts, BigBlueButton, Mumble, TeamSpeak
Still room for improvement
Growing number of people
... and useless.
Pain: distracting notifications
Constantly improve the way you communicate
Brainstorming & Planning - Technically
wikis, Google Docs
Estimating - planningpoker.com
Brainstorming can be asynchronous
How would you feel
if your boss told you
that starting from Monday
you will be working remotely?