Monday, December 2, 2013

Distributed Agile: Questions and Answers

Tom Cagley ( interviewed me on distributed agile. This interview happened sometime in July 2013. We spoke on phone - Tom was in US (East Coast) and I was in India (Pune).

Tom asked me several interesting questions and engaged me in a great conversation. Here are some samples.

1) What do we mean when we say "distributed agile"? How do words like off-shoring, outsourcing affect your definition?

2) Why do organizations seem to have a difficult time with agile with multiple organizations and locations?

3) What are the principles that you think should guide the adoption of distributed Agile?

4) Recently you have been blogging about Agile in stage-gated environments. How is Agile possible in that environment?

5) Recently you spearheaded the creation of the Global Distributed Agile Consortium. Please tell the SPaMCAST listeners about the project and where you see it heading?

My answers to all his questions are available in Tom’s podcast at

Tom runs 'Software Process and Measurement' (SPaM) casts regularly. The Software Process and Measurement Cast provides a forum to explore the varied world of software process improvement and measurement. The SPaMCast covers topics that deal with the challenges on how work is done in information technology organizations as they grow and evolve. In a nutshell, the cast provides advice for and from practitioners, methodologists, pundits and consultants!

Go visit his site and listen his podcasts and read his blog post at regular intervals! It is worth an experience! Many impressive interviews by industry leaders in Software Engineering are waiting there for you!

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