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Dislocated Team: "My Teammates are in 3 Different Time Zones! Help!?"

July 2, 2024


A former student of mine asked me a question:

"I've just started working with a product development team whose members live in India Standard Time, Central European Time, and East Standard Time I'd like to help to configure our Sprints. Do you have advice about stand-ups? How often? Should we meet later in the day? Any advice would be appreciated."

Please join me as I explore this question.

00:55 Don't Presume they agreed to #Scrum
01:35 3 Possible Team Topologies
01:38 Path 1: Remote-Only, Radical Asynchronous
02:10 It's like Crowd-sourcing
02:58 Path 2: #DislocatedTeam
03:46 #SharedServices (not a "team")
04:43 Daily Stand-up across time zones
05:04 You're not crazy
05:24 Path 3: "Real Teams" distributed around the world
06:29 Can each distinct team work independently?
06:49 Real-world example
08:48 One Product = One #ProductOwner = One Product Backlog
09:27 The hardest part is transparency
09:94 NEXUS (Scrum of Scrums)
10:58 Not the most common, but winning
11:08 Thank you

#Kanban #Agile #DistributedTeams #TeamTopologies #TeamStructures #Asynchronous #WFH

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