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What Does it take to Develop Kickass Products?, Britt Maasalu

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What Does it take to Develop Kickass Products?, Britt Maasalu

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What Does it take to Develop Kickass Products?, Britt Maasalu

  1. 1. How to work effectively with external teams and create a kickass product Britt Maasalu
  2. 2. Different types of external teams ● One company many offices ● Freelancers ● External company
  3. 3. Obstacles ● Distance ● Cultural differences (including time zone, work ethic and methods, etc) ● Personal attributes
  4. 4. How to make it work? ● Team effort ● Self-discipline – PO and the team ● PO as a role model ● Team support ● Agree on processes
  5. 5. Possible pain points ● Agree on work method ● Tools to use ● Ownership of the project
  6. 6. Next steps ● Organise team's work ● Create a plan ● Risk Management ● Communication ● Face to face time together as a team ● Respect and trust
  7. 7. Possible downfalls ● Compability ● Work method differences ● Location and time zone ● Management decisions not reflected to the team ● Lack of motivation
  8. 8. IT CAN WORK!! External teams can work very well and produce awsome results if there is team spirit and mutual respect and trust within the team!

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