Distributed Agile Teams –     Is it an oxymoron?
About Me      Name    Preethi Madhu              Lead Consulting Service -      Role              ThoughtWorks India      ...
Agile Principles    Business people and developers    must work together daily    throughout the project                  ...
Distributed Agile – Is an Oxymoron?              Agile = Co-located   So Is Distributed Agile Teams an Oxymoron?        Di...
Distributed Agile Teams –What are the challenges?
Top Three Challenges                 Learning                 Organization
StructureTeamStructure isdysfunctional   1                        Cross                      Functional                   ...
Examples…                              Dysfunctional Setup….                                Functioning                   ...
Social Enterprise ArchitectureCommunication& Interactionbarriers                    2   Build Social &    Interactive  com...
Learning OrganizationFragmented &short termapproach                     3 Create linkagesand focus on value
What should it look like?                         Build Social &    Define value          Interactive     from the        ...
Watch out for -                                                 Collaboration &Individuals are now                        ...
Q&AThank You
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Anti-patterns in Distributed Agile by Preethi Madhu

  1. 1. Distributed Agile Teams – Is it an oxymoron?
  2. 2. About Me Name Preethi Madhu Lead Consulting Service - Role ThoughtWorks India Email pmadhu@thoughtworks.com Phone +91-98802 13582
  3. 3. Agile Principles Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project The most efficient & effective way of communicating to and within a development team is face-2-face** http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html
  4. 4. Distributed Agile – Is an Oxymoron? Agile = Co-located So Is Distributed Agile Teams an Oxymoron? Distributed = Different Locations NO!!!
  5. 5. Distributed Agile Teams –What are the challenges?
  6. 6. Top Three Challenges Learning Organization
  7. 7. StructureTeamStructure isdysfunctional 1 Cross Functional Teams
  8. 8. Examples… Dysfunctional Setup…. Functioning Close Next!! Developers Developers Testers Developers Testers Testers Most Effective Testers Testers Developers Customers Developers Testers Analysts TestersDevelopers Developers Customers Customers Developers Testers Customers Analysts Developers Testers Customers AnalystsDevelopersAnalysts Analysts Customers Analysts Developers Developers Customers Testers Analysts Analysts Customers Customers Customers Analysts Analysts Customers Location 1 Location 2 Location 3
  9. 9. Social Enterprise ArchitectureCommunication& Interactionbarriers 2 Build Social & Interactive competent teams
  10. 10. Learning OrganizationFragmented &short termapproach 3 Create linkagesand focus on value
  11. 11. What should it look like? Build Social & Define value Interactive from the competent teams business Blur the boundaries – focus on Reduced Organization Constant change Learning Hierarchy
  12. 12. Watch out for - Collaboration &Individuals are now relationship buildingbound by collective takes time &success New age organizations effort! need different Leadership stylesConnected It would be slowerworkspaces come at than co-locateda cost teams
  13. 13. Q&AThank You
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