A Guide to Using XP for Geographically Distributed Development Teams

Mark Striebeck, VA Software Corporation

It has been said that eXtreme Programming (XP) and Agile development work only for development teams working closely together and collocated with their users. Because of the collaborative nature of Agile development, geographically disbursed team location often is used as a deciding factor against using Agile practices. So, how has XP worked at VA Software in the past two years with their distributed and offshore development team? In some cases it has worked very well ... in other cases, not well at all. The good news is that, because of XP’s fast turnaround and visibility, results were apparent after only a few weeks, allowing course corrections and schedule adjustments. Learn about the practices for XP, based on Mark Striebeck's real-world experiences, which can be applied to your teams whether they are distributed across town, across the country, or across the globe.

Upcoming Events

Sep 22
Oct 13
Apr 27