Class Size Limit: 25 (Minimum 8)
Teams are migrating to agile methods as a way to develop software faster and with higher quality. Many agile purists believe that agility and outsourcing are contradictory in nature. But the CEO and CFO would like both - an agile development team delivering tangible business value and the cost reductions associated with offshore outsourcing. This course covers the difficult topic of how to establish a successful agile development team located in different geographical regions. Best practices, collaboration tools, tips and techniques, success stories, failures, and what to avoid are all covered in this detailed review based on the presenter's 10+ years of experience leading agile teams across an oceanic divide.
The class ends with an exercise discussing your company's current plans for agile methods and offshore outsourcing and how the techniques presented can be used to help remedy this enormous challenge. At the conclusion of this course, the attendees will have a repertoire of techniques to utilize in pursuit of successful harmony between agile methods and offshore outsourcing.
I. Business case for distributed Agile
II. Distributed models
IV. Best practices – preparation
V. Best practices – execution
VI. Best practices – ending the project
VII. Distributed Agile simulation
VIII. Introspective analysis
695 per attendee.