Monday, August 19, 2013

Do You Cycle or Swim?

Looking at this title, you may wonder what this post is about.   This post is about one of the challenges we face in geographically distributed teams.  This is about communication among distributed team members.  In distributed agile teams this surfaces at early stages because of the fundamental characteristics of agile projects - short delivery cycles, the need to communicate regularly, etc.

Communication and coordination are among the most challenging areas when working with geographically distributed teams spread across different time zones, countries and cultures. English is spoken in several countries. However spoken English in every region has its flavor  - I mean, the usage and accent are differ from country to country.  Do you find it difficult to communicate and coordinate with geographically distributed teams or customers? Do you find it hard to decipher their accent or pronunciation? Are your team members going through this issue?  If yes, you will like my article 'Do You Cycle or Swim' published in Agile Record.

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Anonymous said...

This article is very interesting and if implemented with strong determination we will have very great communicative teams.

Vijay Kumar

Raja Bavani said...

Thanks Vijay! Share this with everyone in your network of professionals!