Workshop: [SOLD OUT] Working in Distributed Agile Teams




1:00pm - 5:00pm



This workshop is sold out.

Geographically distributed projects are a reality in many organisations today; teams spread across multiple locations - diverse cities, states, countries, cultures and time zones.

Getting the most out of a geographically distributed team is a challenge, one that is brought into sharp focus when Agile methods are used. Agile techniques place an emphasis on close collaboration and working together to deliver business value, but how do you achieve the levels of collaboration necessary when the team is spread across various locations, with testers in Brisbane, developers in Bangalore, customers in San Francisco and management in London?

This hands-on workshop provides you with an intensive and immersive learning experience which will give you an understanding of the challenges facing distributed Agile teams. It will show you how to address these challenges in order to create the most productive and effective team environment possible, enabling your distributed teams to deliver business value faster.

By the end of the workshop you will have a clear understanding of the challenges facing distributed teams, and how those challenges can be addressed using Agile techniques.

You will be armed with a toolkit of ideas, techniques and tools to address these challenges, and will know how to set up and prepare distributed teams to enable their success - success for the project, the organisation and for the individual team members.

Speaker: Shane Hastie

Chief Knowledge Engineer @SoftEd & Agile Alliance Board Member

Shane Hastie is the Chief Knowledge Engineer for SoftEd ( a training and consulting company working in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. Since first using XP in 2000 Shane's been passionate about helping organisations and teams adopt Agile practices. Shane leads SoftEd’s Agile Practice, offering training, consulting, mentoring and support for organisations and teams working to improve their project outcomes. Shane has worked with organisations large and small, from individual teams to large transformations all around the world. He draws on over 30 years of practical experience across all levels of Information Technology and software intensive product development. In 2011 he was elected as a Director of the Agile Alliance ( Shane leads the Culture and Methods editorial team for

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