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135004Re: [XP] Telepresence with XP teams?

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  • Gary Brown
    Sep 4, 2007
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      Quoting James Carr <james.r.carr@...>:

      > Hi,
      >
      > There's developers in the Virginia office??? I thought that was just where
      > they kept all the business people, safely away from the scary developers. ;)
      >
      >
      > Thanks,
      > James

      Yeah, we have developers in VA, but they only do lame-o stuff like
      accounting and management reports! Bleech! 8^)

      GB.




      >
      > On 9/4/07, Gary Brown <glbrown@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> Quoting Cory Foy <usergroup@...<usergroup%40cornetdesign.com>
      >> >:
      >>
      >> > William Pietri wrote:
      >> >> Has anybody done much with telepresence and XP teams? Like others, I've
      >> >> struggled for years with clients who want options other than having
      >> >> everybody in one room. I've been hearing rumblings about telepresence
      >> >> for a while, but Bob Cringely is the first writer I trust who thinks
      >> >> they live up to a lot of the hype:
      >> >
      >> > I'm surprised James or Gary hasn't posted yet, but that's the kind of
      >> > stuff they are doing - except with their customers. They have a
      >> > dedicated link from Missouri to Virginia they run video from, and they
      >> > have several conference rooms set up so that you can call any of the
      >> others.
      >> >
      >> > I found it worked fairly well - it wasn't quite the same as having
      >> > someone there (indeed, the customers still fly out regularly), but
      >> > couple that with something like the new Microsoft Surface stuff, and
      >> > that's pretty close.
      >> >
      >> > One thing I always saw highly encouraged was webcams - even if we were
      >> > calling our customer, we brought up the webcam so that we could see
      >> > facial expressions, show sketches, etc, etc. I can't imagine it would be
      >> > a 100% replacement for onsite (far from it), but it is light years ahead
      >> > of email or chat.
      >>
      >> We do have very high quality video conferencing equipment, and we use
      >> it extensively to communicate with our Customers in DC. As far as I
      >> know, no one has tried pair programming across the link, but we
      >> certainly could.
      >>
      >> GB.
      >>
      >>
      >>
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