A lot of people still believe that agile software development is for small and collocated teams only. However, the agile value system and the principles as stated in the manifesto don’t argue about project size and distribution. In this course attendees will learn about key success factors for distributed (and maybe even large-scale) agile software development. The focus will be on how to apply agile processes in a distributed setting and how to establish and preserve a common development culture.
We, as Agile coaches, have faced our biggest challenge in May 2009. Energy sector waterfall project of 30 people in Norway, Sweden and Finland organized into regular 6 sub-applications wanted to achieve quite challenging targets. To grow to 70 people by setting up another teams in Czech Republic, to transfer 15 years legacy system knowledge and to be up and running with this all in 6 months.
Session’s topic is about how we fought and won over the challenges by implementing Agile to the project and how we have transferred the service to offshore location according to Agile principles.