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Thursday, July 31 • 15:45 - 17:00
Collaborative Planning When You Can’t Afford to Fly (Steven Younge, Alex Pukinskis) FULL

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Do you underutilize collaborative planning because you can’t get everyone together in one location at the same time? Do you worry that remote attendees to your meetings are multi-tasking? We'd like to share solutions to these issues.

Agile approaches are designed with face-to-face interactions at the forefront, but let’s face it - most of our companies are distributed across timezones. And while travel helps, sooner or later you’re going to need to hold a big, collaborative meeting without getting everyone face-to-face.

High-end videoconferencing works well for small meetings, but as you get bigger, it’s not a prerequisite, and can even inhibit success. In fact, creativity, expertise, and free tools are the most important ingredients in any distributed collaboration effort.

In this session, we’ll show you how to adapt collaboration techniques to work in a distributed meeting. We will look at real world situations and free tools that allow your distributed teams to ideate faster (reduce cycle time) and with greater shared understanding (reduce waste). And we’ll teach you how to avoid the pitfalls of mis-applying traditional facilitation techniques to distributed groups.


Alex Pukinskis

Lead Agilist/Portfolio Manager, Rally
Alex Pukinskis has helped dozens of software organizations transition to Agile development since giving XP a try in 2001. He has worked as an Agile coach through Rally, ThoughtWorks and as an independent, helping organizations of all sizes succeed with Agile. Prior to coaching, Alex was developer and manager of software teams. Alex is a regular presenter at conferences, including Agile, Agile Roots, SD Best Practices, and Better Software. He is a... Read More →

Steven Younge

Product Owner, Rally
Stephen is a Product Line Director at Rally Software. He has 2 decades of experience in the software industry, and has been practicing Agile for the past 6 years.

Thursday July 31, 2014 15:45 - 17:00

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