Agile Article: Effectively Managing Distributed Agile Teams
Check out this new article of managing distributed Agile teams.
Overview: A primary tenet of the Agile process is the co-location of the team. Ideally, developers sit only a few feet away from the Product Owner or business partners. This co-location typically facilitates several benefits of Agile: frequent communication and feedback, a sense of ownership, and team building. However, managers are often forced, due to budget constraints and corporate policy, to manage a distributed team comprised of both onshore and offshore resources. These distributed Agile teams often have unique challenges that the Agile process doesn’t address. This article discusses how to effectively manage distributed Agile teams by facilitating communication.