Re: Distributed Agile development.
They introduced ceremonies to overcome the language barrier and time
difference. They used a distributed tool to track work. They
maintained a travel schedule to give members of the teams personal
contact with the product owner and other developers.
Those ceremonies are themselves a source of overhead.
I think the point is that they did a good job of introducing specific
practices to solve to their situation and that allowed them to
otherwise function at high productivity.
--- In email@example.com, Ron Jeffries <ronjeffries@...>
> The paper does show that a distributed team can exist that can beback
> highly productive. That's a valuable result. What is not shown is
> whether such a team would be even more productive if co-located. We
> do not know that.
> Ron Jeffries
> Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the
> of his head. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of comingdownstairs,
> but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only hecould
> stop bumping for a moment and think of it. And then he feels thatperhaps
> there isn't. -- A. A. Milne