Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thoughtworks webinars on Distributed Agile Teams

Attended a pretty educational 2 part series from Thoughtworks on distributed agile teams focussing on communication and facilitating agile meetings. Must watch. designed to address the concerns and risks that come with communicating effectively on a distributed project. The goal of this series is to provide immediate support and detailed suggestions to project teams struggling to work in a distributed environment.

Can you hear me now? Good . . .

Part 1: Remove Barriers to Communication : Mark Rickmeier reviews and rates the best-of-breed tools that address the key communication challenges faced with distributed development. We will evaluate a variety of tools and what they can do for your project, including: Instant messenger/chat tools, desktop sharing, VOIP, Web conferencing, Wiki/collaboration, issue/task tracking, and application lifecycle management.

Part 2: Facilitating Distributed Agile Meetings : This series builds on the tool recommendations from Part 1 to focus on process and innovations used by effective project teams to facilitate four typical Agile meetings between remote locations: Distributed release planning sessions, distributed iteration planning meetings, distributed stand ups, and distributed retrospectives.

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