San Francisco Agile Meetup: Using Agile with Large, Geographically Dispersed Development Teams

Monday, February 22, 2010 – 11:14 PM

Agile MeetupThanks to everyone who attended my talk this evening. I had  an awesome time and loved the amount of enthusiasm and the great questions.

As you may have noticed… there’s a lot of material to cover. Here’s some references to more content which adds depth. If you have any questions post a comment here and I’ll reply to it.

Surveys of agile adoption at Microsoft, papers from Microsoft Research:

Pair Programming: What’s in it for Me? – Andrew Begel & Nachiappan Nagappan

Usage and Perceptions of Agile Software Development in an Industrial Context: An Exploratory Study – Andrew Begel & Nachiappan Nagappan

Distributed agile development, papers and talks by Ade Miller:

Distributed agile Development: Experiments at Microsoft patterns & practices (deck & video)

Distributed Agile Development at Microsoft patterns & practices (white paper)

Large scale agile development at Microsoft, slide decks, papers and videos:

Introducing Agile in the Very Large: Microsoft Developer Division’s Journey – Sam Guckenheimer

Scaling Agile Up and Out: A Tale from the Trenches – Ade Miller

Agility and the Inconceivably Large – Ade Miller

The talk at Agile 2009 on using virtual reality software–like Second Life—is here:

Using Virtual Worlds for Distributed Agile – Keith Voos, Ami Hileman

Here’s the blog post I wrote about agile managers as facilitators. I was really impressed by some of the things Diana had to say and wished I’d heard them six months earlier as the Visual Studio Tools for Office team was moving to a more agile approach.

Agile 2007 Sessions – Diana Larsen’s “Stimulating Success Agile Managers as Facilitators”

Using Agile with Large, Geographically Dispersed Development TeamsI’m sure there was something else I promised to link but I can for  the life of me remember what it was. When the video becomes available I’ll post details.

You can also download the slide deck. This is very similar to decks I’ve given in the past so it doesn’t appear on the Talks page as a new item.

Thanks again to everyone who attended.

  1. 4 Responses to “San Francisco Agile Meetup: Using Agile with Large, Geographically Dispersed Development Teams”

  2. Great Session and it was worthwhile after a long work day and hour long journey from San Ramon.

    By Raj Gundluru on Feb 23, 2010

  3. Great session. Sorry, I can’t seem to find the video or slides…


    By Samir Patel on Feb 23, 2010

  4. Samir,

    Slides are linked at the bottom of the post (I updated it). Video is on it’s way. I’ll post when it is available.


    By Ade Miller on Feb 23, 2010

  5. Excellent event, very cool that Microsoft shares experinces with the community.

    By clive boulton on Feb 25, 2010

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