“Action is the foundational key to all success.”
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 ...