Abstract/Description

Agile development isn't any longer considered to work for collocated teams only. Also teams, projects and organizations that are distributed are asked to focus on delivering value. Yet, with Agile’s emphasis on -among other things- face-to-face communication this seems like a contradiction. So the question arises, how to adhere to the Agile principles when applying them in a distributed environment.
In this course attendees will learn about the key success factors for distributed teams. Participants will understand that also distributed teams can benefit from a value system and from principles that are beneficial for small teams. In fact the two trends - distribution in terms of globalization and Agility - can even complement each other.

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About the Speaker(s)

Jutta works as an independent coach, consultant, trainer, author, and speaker. She has helped many teams and organizations worldwide to make an agile transition. She has a unique experience in applying agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects.She has published her experience in many books. Most recently she co-authored (with John Buck) of ‘Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy’ and (with Johanna Rothman) ‘Diving for Hidden Treasures: Uncovering the Cost of Delay in your Project Portfolio’. She is the author of ‘Agile Software Development in the Large’, ‘Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams’, and ‘Retrospectives for Organizational Change’.She is a member of the Agile Alliance (having served the board of directors from 2003-2007) and a member of the program committee of many different American, Asian, and European conferences, where she has also presented her work.Jutta Eckstein works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. She holds a M.A. in Business Coaching & Change Management, a Dipl.Eng. in Product-Engineering, and a B.A. in Education.