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MEETING VENUE: MICROSOFT offices in WALTHAM. REGISTER NOW for this meeting

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July 29, 630PM to 830PM

ANDY SINGLETON ON: REAL DISTRIBUTED SCRUM AND AGILE

Andy Singleton is is the President to Assembla (www.assembla.com), a company keenly focused on distributed software development.

Assembla started life as a one-stop shop for start-ups and others looking for systems development. During that phase Andy pioneered specific, innovative techniques for building distributed agile teams. His firm subsequently developed tools to enable distributed agile teams. Features include tickets, repositories, version control, and other management tools for distributed development. These Assembla tools are now available on a subscription basis to any organization that wants to manage the development of complex software with fully distributed agile teams.

Andy has over ten thousand hours logged as a developer and manager of distributed agile development projects. He brings this depth of experience to us in his presentation, revealing what works-- and what doesn't. He also reveals some surprising (perhaps even "shocking") beliefs about Scrum, agile and high-performance distributed team team velocity.

For background on Andy and his pioneerinbg work on distributed Agile....

..........read the Andy Singleton interview here.

 

QUOTE, from Dan Mezick interviewing Andy Singleton:

In your writing on your blog, you seem to imply that a remote Scrum team can be as productive or MORE productive than a co-located team. Explain how and why.

"It can be more productive because you don't waste time traveling or commuting, and you have access to some of the best talent available globally."

 

READ THE ARTICLE in COMPUTERWORLD by Dan Mezick on "Global Collaborative Development", circa 2003, which mentions Assembla:

Outsourcing 2.0: Collaborative Development, COMPUTERWORLD, 2003, from Dan Mezick

(....yes, I know my picture next to my bio in this article is VERY scary....)

Summary: This is a great topic from an authoritative speaker with over 10,000 hours of real experience in the domain of globally distributed development !! Do you know anyone who has more ??

 

Presentation: ANDY SINGLETON: REAL DISTRIBUTED SCRUM AND AGILE

According to a recent Forrester survey, 89% of agile teams have distributed team members. In this presentation, we will share recommendations for making distributed agile teams at least as productive as co-located teams. These recommendations are drawn from our experience combining Scrum-type agile methodologies with fully distributed "inspired by open source" teams, global recruiting, and Web 2.0 rapid product release schedules.

Topics include:

o Why most teams are ALREADY distributed

o SIX keys to succeeding with distributed agile development

o SIX things you can skip to save time in a software project

o DISCUSSIONS of Andy's controversial recommendations

 

MEETING AGENDA:

6:30 PM: AGILE ORIENTATION: Scrum as described by Dan Mezick of New Technology Solutions

7:00 PM: Food and networking time.

7:15 PM: MAIN EVENT: ANDY SINGLETON: DISTRIBUTED SCRUM AND AGILE

8:25 PM: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION OF MEETING

 

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