Author Archives: Ed Grannan

Road Trip

Imagine planning a long road trip, say from Texas to Alaska. Many Agile classes and presentations have used this as an analogy in exercises about adapting to change. The same analogy can demonstrate means of adaptation to using distributed resources … Continue reading

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Distributed Team Potential Pitfalls – Post #4: Distributed A(a)gile

This is the fourth in a series of posts on Distributed Team Potential Pitfalls.  This post will discuss potential risks when implementing the Agile methodology with Distributed teams. No one will argue that having an Agile team all in the … Continue reading

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Distributed Team Potential Pitfalls – Post #3: Culture

This is the third in a series of posts on Distributed Team Potential Pitfalls.  This post will discuss the cultural differences which need to be considered when using distributed teams and suggest some potential mitigation strategies.   Culture, at times, … Continue reading

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Distributed Team Potential Pitfalls – Post #2: Time Zones

This is the second in  a series of posts on Distributed Team Potential pitfalls.  This post will discuss the risks of time zone differences on distributed teams and potential mitigation strategies. The offset in time zones between different parts of … Continue reading

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Distributed Team Potential Pitfalls – Post #1: POCs

This will, hopefully, be the first of a series of posts on Distributed Team Potential pitfalls.  The posts will be interspersed among posts from other contributors to this blog so please keep an eye out for this series!  :) A … Continue reading

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