CT-SPIN #73: The Challenge of Distance

One of the principles behind the agile manifesto highlights face-to-face conversation as the best method for conveying information within a development team, yet there are times when teams consist partly or entirely of members who are geographically dispersed. While there is currently no true substitute for face-to-face interaction, there are some steps that can and should be taken to improve the quality of dispersed interactions.

In this talk, Philip Anastasiadis will be sharing some of the insights from his research, which includes analysis of some of the recent case studies reported by Jeff Sutherland on hyperproductivity in dispersed Scrums.

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Snacks kindly sponsored by Amazon Web Services (Cape Town). Wine kindly sponsored by Yila Consulting.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011, 18h15

Events Room,
5th floor,
Bandwidth Barn,
125 Buitengracht Street,
Cape Town

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Venue

Events Room,
5th floor,
Bandwidth Barn,
125 Buitengracht Street,
Cape Town

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Agenda

18:15 Welcoming and Introduction
Chris Oloff
18:20 The Challenge of Distance
Philip Anastasiadis
19:20 Closing and Thanks
Chris Oloff
19:25 Networking & Further Discussion

Speaker Profile

Philip is currently completing a Master’s degree in Information and Knowledge Management at the University of Stellenbosch, where he has been researching the dynamics of collaboration over distance.

He also has some past experience in a dispersed development environment, having spent a few years as the product and services delivery manager for a UK-based wireless application service provider. He currently works as a project manager for a market research company specialising in social research, where he has been able to keep a toe-hold on involvement in technology by managing the development of a new CAPI system (computer assisted personal interviewing).

Presentation Slides: The Challenge of Distance