O'Reilly logo

A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum by Matthew Ganis, Steffan Surdek, Elizabeth Woodward

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 10. Closing Thoughts

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”

Pablo Picasso

At certain points during the development cycle, teams need to stop, look at what they are doing, and make subtle mid-course changes if the need arises. Teams refer to the way of performing this “self-analysis” as a “reflection” or “retrospective” (Kerth 2001). Scrum Teams manage change and risk by adapting. But to adapt, they must identify opportunities for change and decide if they should undertake them.

The reality is that working with distributed teams can be very challenging whether you are using Scrum or not. The challenges increase as the type of distribution increases from Collocated, to Distributed Part-Time, to Distributed with Overlapping Work ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required