Conference Paper

Distributing a Lean Organization: Maintaining Communication While Staying Agile

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16416-3_14 Conference: Lean Enterprise Software and Systems - First International Conference, LESS 2010, Helsinki, Finland, October 17-20, 2010. Proceedings
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Distributed software development teams are common-place today. One good reason for distribution is the need to combine special
skills or competencies from different locations. However, integrating skills flexibly is both a technical and a communication
challenge. Lean and agile projects depend on direct communication. In this contribution, we investigate how agile teams can
be distributed by adding a “remote partner” - and still maintain agile advantages. We analyze communication using the goal-question-metric
paradigm (GQM) and apply it to a programming project, part of which was distributed. We discuss our insights on the minimal
set of additions (technical and organizational) that are required to turn distributed while staying agile.

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