Distributed Agile Worlds 2019
“Distributed Teams, Distributed Agile”
January 25, 2019
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As a news journalist in the 1990s, I was managing people I’d never actually met well before the internet was born – newsgathering has always been a “virtual” occupation. Later, as Executive Editor of Teletext, I had a ringside seat as the web, digital television and mobile technologies emerged. I was also an early adopter of social media, back in the days when the UK led that field.
Dean, Rockcliffe University Consortium
Founder of Knomaze Corporation (est. 1997). Based in Ottawa Canada, Knomaze Corporation provides consultation in business transformation, project management, information management, and information technology. Founder of Rockcliffe University Consortium (est. 2006). Based in Sacramento California, Rockcliffe is a professional association of educational designers and technologists. Rockcliffe focuses on the relationships between researchers, students, and instructional designers to develop new methods of creating, and transferring knowledge.
Heidi is an Agile coach and trainer who has been working with remote teams since 1999. She aims to show teams and enterprises the value of a cohesive vision and mission, systems thinking, and self-organizing teams. An active member of the Agile community, she trains and speaks at events and conferences worldwide. Heidi brings over 20 years of experience in software & technology in roles ranging from Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Project Manager, and Business Analyst, and brings her diverse background to help companies improve business processes and create happy, productive teams that deliver value to customers.
Howard B. Esbin, PhD
The Prelude Suite’s unique learning design is informed by Howard’s graduate and post grad research as well as extensive management experience in international development, philanthropy, and the private sector. The International Labour Organization, Education Canada, and UNESCO have published his writing. His latest publication is a chapter on virtual team creativity in Strategic Management & Leadership for Systems Development in Virtual Spaces.
Resources (PDF): Prelude to Virtual Team Trust
Agile coach and mentor helping organizations achieve profound productivity increased quality, and intense customer loyalty to rapidly adapt and thrive in today’s marketplace. Interests include organizational change breakthrough methods, collaboration techniques and technologies for distributed and co-located teams. Currently, Mark focuses on automation of software supply chains to allow developers to focus on craftsmanship and quality so organizations can deliver valued software without unpleasant surprises. Specialties include retrospectives, organizational change, and coaching distributed teams and stakeholders on continuous collaboration.
Agile Dimensions LLC
Building fleets of Coaches
Virtual Not Distant
I deliver online and face-face workshops (they’re still popular!), coach managers and leaders and facilitate the transition from collocated to flexible/remote. You could also label some of the work I do as consultancy.
Chief Agile Architect
Jen Krieger is Chief Agile Architect. Most of her 20+ year career has been in software development representing many roles throughout the waterfall and agile lifecycles.