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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Collaboration across Distributed Environments

Distributed work is common today, and often the talent you need is in another geographic location where time zone differences can impede communication. Building seamless collaboration across distributed teams to support development and operational initiatives can seem impossible—even for the most experienced technology leaders. So, where do you start? How do you organize and manage distributed development and operations when traditional silos exist? Bill Krebs, aka AgileBill, will discuss six categories of tools and six practice areas to help you leverage today’s global talent. Bill contrasts traditional and spatial communication tools and discusses the use of agile infrastructure tools. He continues with attributes of your teams, workspaces, and pragmatic techniques you can use to put it all together to get the job done. Cases and examples span six key facets of distributed teams, including tools, culture, process, and pitfalls. Learn to break down the geographic barriers so distributed agile can thrive in the enterprise.

Bill Krebs, Agile Dimensions LLC

“AgileBill” Krebs has more than twenty-five years of programming, performance, project management, and training at five IBM labs, contract engagements, and Allscripts healthcare. An agile user since 2001, Bill has taught agile to more than 2,000 people worldwide. He has presented at agile conferences, IBM Research, and education conferences. Bill has a multitude of certifications including SPC, PMI-ACP, CSP, and ICE-AC. The host of the Distributed Agile Study Group, Bill is a member of ALN, the Scrum and Agile Alliances, ACM, AERA, PMI, and more.

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