Succeed as a Distributed Agile Team
What you need to know to succeed as a distributed agile team.
Do you worry about your distributed team’s ability to use an agile approach?
This course is about helping your distributed agile team become successful using an agile approach. You might realize you need a different agile approach than you originally thought
In this course, you will see:
- How to recognize when your team
does and does not havesufficient hours of overlap.
- How to “create” more hours of overlap.
- How to measure cycle time.
- How to assess your distributed agile team’s work environment and capabilities
- How to help your team collaborate with various communications tools and communications channels.
- How to adapt common, collocated agile practices to distributed agile practices, including planning, reconnecting on the work, and visualizing the work.
As part of this course, we will invite you to a Slack community. While the course is self-paced, we suggest homework in every section of the course. When we work privately with clients, they have questions on the homework. We suspect you will also have questions. The Slack community offers a place for people to help each other.
We offer lab hours in the Slack community, when we guarantee we will be online.
Also, as part of this course, we will give you a copy of the electronic book. You have 30 days from the time you receive the coupon to redeem the book. If you miss the time window, email us.
In addition, if you want to buy print copies, we are pleased to offer discounts on the print book for US shipping addresses:
- No discount for fewer than 5 print books.
- For 5 -10 print books, a 15% discount. No shipping/handling charges.
- For 10 or more books, a 25% discount. No shipping/handling charges. Please email us for details.
If you want to buy print copies outside the US, please email us and we will work with you on a reasonable discount.
Please join us and help your distributed team succeed with an agile approach.
Do you want to enroll more than one person? Here's our discount schedule for multiple enrollments:
- No discount for 1-4 people
- 5-9 people: 10% discount for each person. We'll give you a coupon code.
- 10-20 people: 20% discount for each person. We'll give you a coupon code.
- more than 21 people: 30% discount for each person. We'll give you a coupon code.
Questions? Email us.
As an agile coach, Mark Kilby has cultivated more distributed and dispersed teams than collocated teams. He’s coached as a consultant, an internal coach, and as a facilitator of distributed professional communities. His easy-going style helps teams learn to collaborate and discover their path to success and sustainability. See markkilby.com for his blog and articles
Start1. Visualize Your Team’s Hours of Overlap (1:08)
Start2. Hours of Overlap (HOO) Chart (4:14)
Start3. Homework 1: Create Your Team’s Hours of Overlap Chart (0:40)
Start4. Cycle Time and the Value Stream: Why you want to see the hours of overlap. (4:35)
Start5. Walk through a Cycle Time/Value Stream Map from the book: A team inside four hours of overlap (4:50)
Start6. Look at the cycle time and consequences when a team doesn’t have 4 hours of overlap (7:18)
Start7. Recap Issues of Insufficient Hours of Overlap (1:20)
Start8. Homework 2: Map Your Team’s Cycle Time/Value Stream (1:35)
Start1. Introduction to Assess Your Agile Team (1:54)
Start2. Necessary Skills and Capabilities? (2:41)
Start3. Common Goal? (3:38)
Start4. Interdependent? (4:11)
Start5. Learn to Understand Each Other (8:19)
Start6: Agile Teams Work Together (3:08)
Start6A: Plan and Deliver Together (4:55)
Start6B: Plan and Deliver Together - Pt 2 (3:30)
Start7: Reflect Together (6:37)
Start8. One Team Only (8:17)
Start9: Homework to Assess your agile team and Create Experiments (4:14)