Working Remotely As An Agile Dev Team: Tips & Suggestions

Lynn Brownlee Agile, Dev Methodologies Leave a Comment

With the recent news, many companies currently find themselves in the real situation of a sudden transition to a remote staff for the first time. With the snap of a finger, your team members suddenly lack the proximity to be able to function in the same exact way. Yet, work must be done and deadlines still need to be met.

In this blog, we introduce tips, suggestions, and takeaways for Agile software development team members to successfully work remotely or distributed for the first time.

Agile Perspective

Tim Broyles Agile, Dev Methodologies 1 Comment

You may think of Agile as just another process. While this is incorrect (as it is a framework created to help developers create processes), there is a fundamental difference between this methodology and most methodologies that have come before.

Agile–done the way it was intended–is revolutionary. Fundamentally, Agile is an advocate of a bottom-up development process. I believe this is why it is often proposed with good intention, however then implemented with a top-down, fixed idea of what the Agile team (and hence the process) will be like.

If you take time to read the Agile Manifesto you will read statements like: ”The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.” Just consider that for a second. The team has the power to keep what works and dispose of what does not.

There are some basic concepts that allow Agile development to be successful. In this post, I highlight the key parts of Agile that appeal to me (as a reluctant process advocate) and have enabled successful Agile development in recent projects…

Agile (micro)Management

Ryan LaRue Agile, Dev Methodologies 2 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 5 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.Is Agile Development making your development team dread coming into work? Several years ago, a company I was new to had been pushing the need for agile development. After numerous meetings, discussions …

Distributed Team & Agile? No Problem!

Donna Beger Agile, Dev Methodologies 9 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 5 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.Tools and Techniques for the Distributed Agile Team The Agile Manifesto asserts that co-location & face-to-face communication are essential components to a successful software development team. However, with today’s technology, co-location is …

Agile Team Member Anti-Patterns

Joshua Robinson Agile, Dev Methodologies 2 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 6 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.In this blog post, I examine Agile team member roles and explain what I see as behaviors, or “anti-patterns,” that are detrimental to the Agile process. It is my goal to avoid …