Some that claim that in order to maintain the highest levels of productivity, everyone has to be in the office. Others find that with the need to find the best, perhaps specialized talent, teams are most likely distributed across multiple locations utilizing both onshore and offshore resources.
At the software development roundtable session last spring,Steve Habermas,VP of Product Development at Verivo Software and Mark Ringer, Director of Engineering, at Rally Software facilitated a terrific conversation on the decision to distribute a team, how to organize and create trust and coherence among team members, the infrastructure to consider in terms of collaboration, and the tools and tracking mechanisms needed for success.
Mark has teams distributed across the world from Boulder, Colorado to Helsinki, Finland. Take a look at Mark’s presentation below for some tips and pictures of what has worked for them.