Agile Portugal 2016

Miguel Duarte

Miguel Duarte is a software engineer who in the 16+years of professionally developing software in a variety of industries, technologies and processes became an ardent believer in the agile manifesto values as the best way to deliver higher quality software faster to customers worldwide.

Beyond work I’m an avid reader and a player of strategy games. In the weekends, attending to my garden and small orchard in the countryside helps me take my mind away from software engineering.

I also an active member of the Carnegie Mellon University Alumni association of which I’m the running Portuguese chapter president.

Talk: Remote agile

It is accepted wisdom that physically collocated teams usually perform better.

What happens when your client or/and part of your team is thousands of KMs away? How do you ensure a close collaboration and short feedback loops between clients and the delivery team? How to bridge the cultural gap? How do you effectively run standups/meetings/retrospectives? What about pair programming? What traits should you look for in candidates? What tools can you use to mitigate the distance?

When properly managed, a remote team can rival a local team effectiveness in quality, speed while tapping talent from wherever it can be connected.

In this presentation we aim to share our experiences, engage and learn with the agile community.