A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum – Review the Upcoming Book
Distributed Scrum/ Agile teams is one area where most globally distributed teams struggle. There are issues of time zones, cultural nuances and languages apart from other local issues. However, globalization of work and workforce is a 21st century requirement and reality. Implementing Agile brings these differences and issues out in the open even more. A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum – the Book hopes to provide people implementing Scrum or Agile in a distributed environment with some examples and experience insights. This book has been developed through the collaboration of the IBM Scrum Community [comprising more than 1000 members across 07 business units of IBM in 30 countries]. The book specifically will take a look at these aspects:
- Estimate user stories and work with the Product Owner as a distributed team
- Implement techniques to more efficiently engage in Release and Sprint planning
- Effectively conduct daily Scrum meetings
- Enhance communications between team members throughout the Sprint
- Conduct a productive reflection to improve productivity and quality over the next Sprint
- Demonstrate progress to stakeholders at the end of each Sprint
- Leverage tools to improve the productivity of distributed teams
The book is written by:
Elizabeth Woodward who is a Senior Software Consultant with IBM Quality Software Engineering under the office of Innovation and Technology.
Dr. Matthew Ganis is an IBM STSM and ibm.com site architect. Matt is the co-creator of the Agile@IBM community and was an early adopter of agile within IBM.
Steffan Surdek is a User Experience Lead and Agile Champion in IBM.
You can help review the early drafts of the book at Distributed Scrum website.