Distributed teams are becoming more common in companies today. Distributed teams can help find the best talent wherever it is and bring opportunities to developers away from the tech centers. However, leading a distributed team presents unique challenges, interpersonal and technical. What makes distributed teams especially challenging? How can we address these challenges to make our distributed organizations more effective? In this talk, Kevin Goldsmith discusses four main challenges: Conway's Law, Amdahl's Law (as applied to organizations), Empathy, and Communication. He gives examples of these problems and solutions from his experience leading distributed teams over the last 25 years.
- Compare the Market, Leadership Offsite - April 26, 2018 - virtual
- Agile Israel - May 21, 2019 - Rishon LeTsiyon, Israel
- Stretch: Leadership and Management Conference - February 14, 2020 - Budapest, Hungary
- Social restart - a great tip by @KevinGoldsmith #AgileIsrael - YonatanKra
- Feeling seen in @KevinGoldsmith's @stretchcon talk on leading distributed teams as a remote worker for 12.5 years at @acquia (and even before that a remote contributor to @drupal in general). I live in Zoom, Slack and Google docs (from my home office). 🧐🙌 - Gábor Hojtsy
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- Brilliant speaker, very practical presentation. Thank you for that, Kevin! - Anonymous comment via feedback form