Writing a book by two people who never met each other face 2 face when they wrote, published and promoted the book is an amazing experience! Having it translated by self organized agile teams all around the world makes it awesome!!! Come and hear how we did this and what made it work, and learn how you can effectively work with people all around the world.
In 2013 Luis Gonçalves and I wrote the book Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives. We did this by working together fully remote. We self-published it in December 2013 and gained many readers worldwide. We never met each other in person until April 2014, and are still collaborating to promote the book and helping teams worldwide to get more value out of doing agile retrospectives.
In 2014 we started with teams of volunteers all around the world to translate our book. Working remotely with people that you don't know, from different cultures, with their own ways of working, and on different continents is certainly challenging, but it turned out to be an effective and fun way to do it!
Join this session to learn:
- how you can get to know people and work together remote, i.e. without meeting face 2 face;
- which tools you can use to collaborate and communicate when working remote together;
- how you can translate a book with self organized distributed agile teams of volunteers;
- and how value, trust and respect can make it all possible.