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Leadership and organisation for distributed teams

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In this presentation, i talk about leadership and organisation for remote teams. I have built my experience managing distributed software teams all around the world. At the same time, I have learned how to manage my own management team and offices. I speak about the latter in this presentation, while sharing some practices on global software development too. How do we organize remote teams? What are the best tools to manage a remote team? How do we keep a remote team accountable and engaged?

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Leadership and organisation for distributed teams

  1. 1. LEA D ER SH IP A N D OR GA N ISATION FOR D ISTR IB U TED TEA MS BY HUGO MESSER, BRIDGE
  2. 2. THE CHALLENGE + MORE
  3. 3. INHOUD 1 . A b o u t H u g o a n d B r i d g e 2 . R e m o t e wo r k : t h e f u t u r e 3 . H o w d o we o r g a n i z e r e m o t e wo r k ? a . P i t f a l l s i n d i s t r i b u t e d s o f t w a r e d e v e l o p m e n t b . R e m o t e l e a d e r s h i p c . H o w d o we c r e a t e e n g a g e m e n t ? d . O r g a n i s a t i o n a l s t r u c t u r e e . T o o l s 6 . S u m m a r y
  4. 4. MY PATH • MBA Er as mus in R otter dam • 2001: I - C lip, fir s t s tar tup • 2002: Publis her, new offic e and produc t • 2004: Bac k pac k ing in As ia • 2005: Star t Br idge • 2007: Married, now 3 k ids • 2014: Exper t in building and managing r emote teams ; author of 6 book s • 2015: Ek ipa.c o launc h
  5. 5. ABOUT BRIDGE: WHY? C r eating jobs in developing ec onomies
  6. 6. BRIDGE PHILOSOPHY  Global IT Staffing = Remote Colleagues  Bridge Method ©
  7. 7. ABOUT BRIDGE; 6 + 4 = 10 The Bridge Method © is based on 10 years experience The success of the method is based on 2 pillars A-Players Collaboration Quality Control Team Development
  8. 8. BOOK SERIES HOW TO MANAGE A REMOTE TEAM
  9. 9. REMOTE WORK: THE FUTURE ‘ A M I L L I O N E N G I N E E R S I N I N D I A S T R U G G L I N G T O G E T P L A C E D I N A N E X T R E M E LY C H A L L E N G I N G M A R K E T ’
  10. 10. GROWTH IN REMOTE WORKERS
  11. 11. REMOTE TEAMS
  12. 12. THOUGHT PATTERNS Work is w hat you do, not w here you go
  13. 13. WHAT’S GOING ON?  Who’s working with remote teams?  Context?  Questions and challenges?
  14. 14. HOW DO WE ORGANIZE REMOTE WORK?
  15. 15. PITFALL 1; DISTRIBUTED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ‘U s’ versus ‘t hem’ + ‘Parent - C hild’
  16. 16. PITFALL 2 N ot enough pr epar ation 1 . N o in te r vie w s w ith p e o p le 2 . N o t th in k in g a b o u t ‘h o w ’ w e ’ll w o r k 3. N o team- building
  17. 17. PITFALL 3 1 . Thr ow r equir ements into the blac k box 2 . Fixed pr ic e and date 3. Sit and wait
  18. 18. REMOTE LEADERSHIP The one page strategic plan: Vision to actions
  19. 19. TOP PRIORITIES SHEET • Accountability on output (kpi’s) • Clear quarterly rocks • Individual accountability plans
  20. 20. MEETING RYTHM
  21. 21. ENGAGEMENT 3 c r itic al s u c c e s fac tor s : 1 . People 2 . C ommunic ation Pr oc es 3 . Empathy
  22. 22. PEOPLE a ) The r ight people ons hor e + r e mo te b ) Build a r eal team! c ) Pr oc es s Manager d ) Exper ienc ed ( tec hnic al) pr ojec t manager
  23. 23. BRIDGE CANVAS
  24. 24. EM*PA*THY
  25. 25. EMPATHY: CULTURAL DIFFERENCES  W ith empathy you c an ac c ept the differenc es  Fr om ther e, you c an manage ‘ar ound’ the differ enc es : r eal c ollabor ation
  26. 26. EMPATHY: IN THE WORK Stimulate empathy:  Among t eam members : inves t in tr ips  W ith the c ompany cultuur : values , vis ion  W ith the pr oduc ts : w ho us es them? w hy? how do w e ear n money?
  27. 27. ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE: SCRUM
  28. 28. LOCAL OR CENTRAL?  Product owner: central, close to customer  execution: team in one office  Use locals as much as possible
  29. 29. TOOLS
  30. 30. SUMMARY  leadership: One page s tr ategic plan & meeting r hythm  engagement : Foc us on people: who + build a team; Empathy  Organisat ion : Sc r um & c lear r oles  Tools : c hoos e the r ight ones
  31. 31. CONTACT h . m e s s e r @ b r i d g e - s t a f f i n g . c o m + 3 1 6 5 4 2 3 0 7 0 8 h u g o m e s s e r h t t p : / / www. b r i d g e - s t a ff i n g . c o m h t t p : / / www. e k i p a . c o h t t p : / / www. h u g o m e s s e r. c o m
  32. 32. WE MAKE GLOBAL IT STAFFING WORK THANKS
  33. 33. CULTURE: RECOMMENDATIONS 3 tips : 1 . pract ice > inves t time in getting to k now the other c ultur e 2 . pat ience+ A ccept ance > it tak es time 3 . Openness + R esponsibilit y r e ‘s ac r ed’

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