Venerdì 8 novembre 2019 a BOLOGNA (UnaHotels Bologna Fiera – Piazza della Costituzione 1), in occasione di IAD19,

Jutta Eckstein terrà il workshop “Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams“.


I lavori si svolgeranno in inglese, dalle 9 alle 17.

La partecipazione è riservata ai soci IAM; è possibile iscriversi all’associazione al momento stesso della registrazione al workshop. Numero massimo di partecipanti: 20.

Prezzi: € 425 comprensivi di iscrizione a IAM (€ 400 per i soci)
Early bird (fino a un massimo di 5 biglietti, da acquistare entro il 13 ottobre): € 325 comprensivi di iscrizione a IAM (€ 300 per i soci)




Workshop outline
On the one hand there are meanwhile not many projects left that are made at home without
outsourcing, off- or nearshoring. Thus, global software development seems to be a fact in state-of-theart software development.
On the other hand more and more projects discover the success factor of agile software development not only since the Standish Group is recommending this approach. However, there are still a lot of people who believe agile software development is for small and collocated teams only. However, the agile value system and the principles as stated in the manifesto don’t argue about project size and distribution. Yet, agile software development requests –among other things– an emphasis on face-toface communication, which seems to contradict with globally distributed environments.
In this session, we will examine how to combine these two trends –agile and global– and which practices help and which hinder the success of such an undertaking. The following two questions are the focal point of the tutorial:
 What are the possibilities to overcome the challenges global software development provides?
 What are the success factors for implementing an agile software development process within
such constraints?

Learning Outcome
In this tutorial attendees will learn about key success factors for distributed (and maybe even largescale) agile software development. The focus will be on how to apply agile processes in a distributed setting and how to establish and preserve a common development culture.
 Learn how to adapt agile practices to a distributed environment
 Understand how to apply approaches like self-selecting teams or consent decision making in a distributed setting
 Understand that also distributed (and large) teams can benefit from a value system and from
principles that are beneficial for small co-located teams.
 Learn how to overcome cultural barriers
Participants will recognize typical obstacles when applying agility in a global setting. They will walk away with several best practices that will help them to overcome these obstacles and with an idea how to develop their own best practices.

Target Audience
Change agents and promoters of agile methods, Executives Project managers, Product
Owners/Managers, Development Team Managers, Software Architects, Developers.

Structure of the Session
The participants’ experiences and their actual challenges will guide the content of the tutorial mainly.
Most topics will focus on the major obstacles in a global setting and how they can be addressed:
 Team structure and roles (including support from product owner)
 Communication and trust
 Bridging cultural differences
 Agile practices
 Delivery



Jutta Eckstein works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. She holds a M.A. in Business Coaching & Change Management, a Dipl.Eng. in Product-Engineering, and a B.A. in Education. She has helped many teams and organizations worldwide to make an Agile transition. She has a unique experience in applying Agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. She has published her experience in her books Agile Software Development in the Large, Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams, Retrospectives for Organizational Change, and together with Johanna Rothman Diving for Hidden Treasures: Uncovering the Cost of Delay in your Project Portfolio.

Jutta has recently co-written (actually pair-written) with John Buck a book on Company-wide Agility. This book focuses on synthesizing Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, Sociocracy, and Agility.

She is a member of the Agile Alliance (having served the board of directors from 2003-2007) and a member of the program committee of many different American, Asian, and European conferences, where she has also presented her work.