After many years of being part of 100% collocated teams, I’ve returned to working with 100% distributed, virtual, or remote teams. To remain effective, high-performing distributed teams rely on a number of important factors such as trust, ownership, a focus on results, and effective communication to get stuff done.
It takes many different mindsets and behaviors to make a team hum. I am appreciating a view of collaborative behaviors developed by David Kantor (as part of his work on Structural Dynamics), and am finding it useful as a way to hold up a mirror to a team that is interested in understanding and improving their communication.
Three rivers – Trust, Ownership, and Vision – flow and converge into a confluence that helps create the necessary conditions for high performance, self-managing teams. Teams that adapt quickly to what their customers want. Teams that deliver great business value at a sustainable pace. Teams that are filled with happy people. …
Join Andy Cleff as he chats with Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas about the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Pragmatic Programmer, the book that every software engineer seems to recommend to each other, and dutifully so!
Listen in as Johanna Rothman and Mark Kilby discuss their new book “From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams” with hosts Collen Johnson and Andy Cleff. Distributed work is not the same as collocated work. But agile principles can be adapted and applied to distributed teams.