10889 North De Anza Boulevard
Cupertino, California

Agile Distributed Teams
Special Introductory Discount: $400 off regular price!
Leverage the power of Scrum, remotely Create synergies between distant teams
Improve your team's tools and protocols

Attendees will have a unique, challenging, and rewarding experience. This course goes beyond presentation of theory by allowing attendees to internalize the ideas via a powerful combination of applied exercises, reflection, and learning. Attendees will learn techniques for joining and setting up "well-formed agile teams" across distances, and apply these techniques in experiential exercises. This course is built on proven principles of systems thinking, team process concepts, agile product development, human interaction and creativity. Attendees will have numerous opportunities for interactive discussion with the instructor and each other. You will not find this course elsewhere!

We have run this public course before with great responses from attendees, you can read Evals & Insights to see what they have said about our past events.

You can find many more training events for 3Back. Most of our courses are delivered near major hotels and airports. Our focus in on applied training using Scrum, Agile, Lean and XP as agile pathways to well formed teams. Our courses focus on the practical skills and thinking skills necessary for teams to create products that "wow".
Agile methodologies warn how critical it is to co-locate teams in the same room, but this is not always practical. Distributed, distant, or "virtual" teams are a reality of business today. Offshoring, flex-work schedules, multiple corporate offices, and other forces create pressures to achieve results even when team members are scattered across the globe.

But most of these distributed teams seem to prove the Agile warnings right by demonstrating old habits of waterfall behavior. Long cycle times and endless revision of requirements churn are the norm, status reporting takes up far too much time, and individual leaders dominate the team. Management direction gets lost in a sea of process and tools instead of manifesting as tangible, quality product.

How can we realize the benefits of Agile product development - hyperproductivity, high-quality products, self-organization, elimination of waste, and rapid releases - when team members are not sitting next to each other?

This is the challenge of business in the 21st century: how to work effectively at a distance. This course is where you will meet that challenge: how to create and sustain tightly-knit, effective Agile distributed teams.

This course cuts to the heart of Agile behavior, leveraging foundational principles and the power of Scrum (an Agile framework) to help those facing the unique challenges of their distributed teams. You will learn:

Agile attractors - the universal forces of effective product development, values for basic human interaction, and how to negotiate the complexities of team interaction face-to-face or miles apart
Creating distributed teams for maximum effectiveness - choosing initial members for a new distributed team, joining the team as a new member, and scaling; while boosting productivity, quality, and creativity
Setting up and improving your team's protocols - examples of protocols that work for collocated teams vs. those that work for distributed teams, and criteria for evaluating your own team protocols
Enabling the power of self-organization - empowering the team to be "pulled" by their product rather than "pushed" by a dictatorial leader; critical roles for distributed product development
How to thrive instead of merely survive - leveraging "feedback loops of trust," both within the team and with those outside the team, to actually increase team effectiveness over time
This course is based on experiential learning. Participants will practice in applied simulations and pull out real-life examples and case studies. This will involve participants totally in the experience of applying these topics to their own unique challenges.
Who Should Attend

Product Managers / Product Owners and Project Champions / Department Heads facing projects depending on the expertise of distributed staff
Project Managers, Team Leads / Team Coaches, ScrumMasters with teams of geographically distant members
Business Analysts, Software Analysts, Architects, QA Analysts, Developers and Testers who want to maximize their productivity on distributed teams
Process Advocates who want to fit the needs of distributed teams with the process standards of their organization
Co-located teams who need strong interactions with remote vendors, clients, or other resources

Participants should have some experience with team-based development of a deliverable product.

Course Details
Length: 2 days
Size: Class will be strictly limited to 21 participants.

Specific Event Details
Morning and Afternoon breaks -- snacks will be served.
Lunch will be served.
This event is onsite at the hotel.

Official Website: http://sanjose-agile-distributed.eventbrite.com/

Added by 3back on January 7, 2008