How can remote teams be Agile? Are there any tips, tools, strategies that can help communicate the Agile principles and implement them in distributed teams? There are. Many. And that’s a good thing, because no single one applies to all teams. Authors Mark Kilby and Johanna Rothman explain how their latest book is meant to pave the way for a new age of distributed work.
Welcome to the DistantJob Podcast, a show where we interview the most successful remote leaders, picking their brains on how to build and lead remote teams who win.
Mark Kilby is a seasoned agile coach, and co-founder of several North-American Agile communities. Johanna Rothman is a prolific author, management expert, and teacher of best management practices. Both are experienced software engineers, and by their powers combined, they are the co-authors of the newest book about remote agile: “From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams.”
In this episode, we go through their experience with writing the book, and take a long, hard look at the common pitfalls that remote teams face - and where adopting Agile principles might help. We discuss how to promote cross-functionality; how to “sell” management and employees on Agile practices; how to preserve the health and sanity of remote managers; the importance of timezone overlap; and much, much more!
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Find them on Twitter and LinkedIn:
Mark Kilby (@mkilby) on Twitter (https://twitter.com/mkilby)
Johanna Rothman (@johannarothman) on Twitter (https://twitter.com/johannarothman)
Johanna’s Books, Blogs, Newsletter and services:
Everything Mark Kilby (Blogs, Talks, Podcasts):
From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams: Collaborate to Deliver (https://amzn.to/2GpLMDE)
This is Lean: Resolving the Efficiency Paradox (https://amzn.to/2GzfYg3)
Project Retrospectives: A Handbook for Team Reviews (https://amzn.to/2GldfXp)
A Good Webcam (https://amzn.to/2Gsi41c)
Jabra Speak 510 (http://bit.ly/2UKZATe)
DIODER LED 4-piece light strip set (http://bit.ly/2Gqxt1V)
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