Distributed Development at Agile 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009 – 9:30 AM

Distributed Agile Development at Microsoft patterns & practices A while back I wrote a paper on Distributed Agile Development at Microsoft patterns & practices. I’ll be giving a talk on this at Agile 2009 in Chicago.

One of the things I’d like to do as part of getting this talk together is gather some more feedback from the community around what’s been working and what hasn’t. If you’ve read the paper and are working on a distributed team I’d love to hear from you! Specifically:

  • If there are things in the paper that you’ve tried how did they work out for you? Where they great? Did they fail horribly, if so why?
  • If your team does something we aren’t doing at p&p then what is it?
  • Are there big questions that the paper doesn’t cover?

Hopefully by August I can incorporate more lessons and practices used by other teams into my talk and a revised version of the paper.

You can either leave a comment here or use the feedback form on my Alpine Climbing blog to send me a direct message.

  1. One Response to “Distributed Development at Agile 2009”

  2. Hello Ade,

    I’m currently working on a distributed Agile team. We are located in Massachusetts, Utah, and Michigan. I’ve also been doing research into this area as part of an upcoming book.

    The most important point I took away from your paper is to make sure you have at least three to four hours of real-time communication with your team. This has especially been an issue when working with teams in India. Waiting 24 hours for a response to every inquiry is a tough way to work.

    I would also add the use of IRC. You already mention instant messages in your paper, but IRC is different. IRC connects your team in a way that IM does not. This is a lesson the open source community has learned well.

    By Zack Grossbart on Apr 27, 2009

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