Re: Remote versus collocated teams.
- Hello Adrian.
I'm so not being facetious when I ask you this question: I really want
to know what makes you say that? Apart from your experience, which I am
not disputing, do you know of any study that contrasts the quality or
development speed of a project between one that only used collocation,
versus one that is free to use geographically remote resources?
Does such a study exist? How do I get access to it if it does?
--- In email@example.com, Adrian Howard <adrianh@...>
> On 2 Jun 2007, at 08:26, Owen Thomas wrote:
> > Hello Adrian.
> > Why would you say that?
> Because that's my experience, and every piece of research I've read
> on the subject, tells me that a co-located team is more effective
> than a distributed one.
- Here here Ron! Remote teamwork may be possible but it certainly
isn't ideal. Close collaboration without co-location is a
compromise, sometimes an essential one, but not one you'd advocate
as part of any methodology.
I sometimes like to think of this in terms of new business
startups. How many people would start a business and think, "I
know, let's base our development teams in multiple locations and
have the business owners of the product we're building in a
different place to the developers." For logistical reasons, sales
and other field-based teams maybe, for product development I think
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ron Jeffries
> Hello, Owen. On Sunday, June 3, 2007, at 11:01:30 PM, you wrote:
> > I realise that many people aren't in my position such that they
> > want hard facts to decide. Many are going to trust the opinionsof other
> > people they may think have seasoned opinions, because theyhaven't got
> > the time or the interest to decide for themselves. However, ifJohn
> > Kern's business, as a case in point, can demonstrate that the usepossible,
> > communications tools to facilitate a remote team discussion is
> > then shouldn't the Agile community be a little less hard onremote
> > teaming?want
> Owen, even Jon said that together would be better. Why would we
> to recommend something that wasn't the best we know?
> Ron Jeffries
> The fact that we know more today, and are more capable today,
> is good news about today, not bad news about yesterday.