Categories: Agile, Distributed Teams, Geographically Distributed Teams, johanna rothman, Mark Kilby, off shore, Offshoring
This podcast features an interview with Johanna Rothman and Mark Kilby about their new book "From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams: Collaborate to Deliver"
* Update - you can download a transcript of the podcast here.
Distributed Teams present challenges for any group of people trying to work together. This is true in a traditional approach to project work, but maybe even more so in an Agile approach, where many of the frameworks are based on the idea of co-location. The challenges distributed teams face are present regardless of whether you are separated by 12 time zones or by a single flight of stairs. It can absolutely work, and there can be many benefits to working distributed. The big question is how?
In their new book “From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams: Collaborate to Deliver", Johanna Rothman and Mark Kilby deliver the practical answers we all need to help our distributed teams succeed. During the interview Mark and Johanna explain who they wrote the book for and how it can help. We also walk through a few of the most critical practices that help distributed teams work well together, and the authors share some tips that they did not include in the final version of the book.
Now... I generally try to remain objective in this blog/podcast, but...
GO BUY THIS BOOK! YOU NEED THIS BOOK!
As someone who works with and on distributed teams, I have questions of my own with respect to steps that can be taken to foster a distributed team's success. This book had answers/strategies for all my questions and it is sure to be an invaluable resource for anyone working on or with distributed teams.
Links mentioned in the podcast
"From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams: Collaborate to Deliver" can be purchased on:
Dave interviews Johanna and Mark about writing as a Distributed Team at Agile 2018 https://youtu.be/JMxEeeCtK2I
Johanna and Mark will be speaking at Agile 2019 https://www.agilealliance.org/agile2019/
Mark will be speaking at Mile High Agile https://www.milehighagile.org
Create an Adaptable Life: http://www.createadaptablelife.com
Johanna's Fiction: https://www.jrothman.com/johannas-fiction/
Johanna on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/y244gf35