WEBINAR – Tools for Distributed Agile Meetings (2 Part Series)

Communication breakdown between remote locations will wreak havoc on a project. As team members struggle to effectively communicate, dysfunctional attitudes and inefficient practices endanger the team’s ability to deliver. Communication over multiple time zones, thousands of miles, and different cultures is not easy. As a result, d elivery risks on distributed projects will always increase.

“Can you hear me now?  Good . . .” is a two-part webinar series put on by ThoughtWorks designed to address those concerns and risks. The goal of this series is to provide immediate support and detailed suggestions to project teams struggling to work in this distributed environment.

Part 1: Tools for Distributed Agile Meetings

In Part 1 of this series will review and rate the best of breed tools that are available in the market to address the key communication challenges faced with distributed development. We will evaluate a variety of tools and what they do for your project, including: Instant Messenger/Chat Tools, Desktop Sharing, VOIP, Web Conferencing, Wiki/Collaboration Tools, Issue/Task Tracking Tools, and Application Lifecycle Management.  View Webinar  here

Part 2: Facilitating Distributed Agile Meetings

Part 2 of builds on the tool recommendations from Part 1 to focus on process and innovations used by effective project teams to facilitate four typical Agile meetings between remote locations: Distributed Release Planning Sessions, Distributed Iteration Planning Meetings, Distributed Stand Ups, and Distributed Retrospectives.  View Webinar here

mark rickmeierMark Rickmeier has over 9 years’ experience in the IT industry. As a project manager for many years, Mark specialized in Agile transformation and project governance with a focus on metrics and measurement. He has extensive distributed development experience working with project teams in Australia, India, China, Canada, the UK, and the US. His industry background includes equipment leasing, retail, insurance, healthcare and retail banking. He is currently a Client Principal at ThoughtWorks.