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Wednesday, August 15 • 9:00am - 10:30am
High-Gravity Distributed Agile Teams: Derek W. Wade

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Distributed Agile can work, but distance often harms self-organization. Typical reaction: load down teams with tools and rigid structure. Typical result: the death of self-organization. The trick to effective distributed Agile teams is the same as for colocated Agile teams: give them focus, then get out of the way and let them form into a hive-mind. But how? Distributed Cognition is a technique from cognitive psych proven in helping teams go from “norming” to “performing.” Come explore how to create gravity that pulls your team together, rather than you pushing them.
http://submit2012.agilealliance.org/files/session_pdfs/!Sim_HighGravityDistributed.pdf

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Derek W. Wade

President, Kumido Adaptive Strategies
Derek W. Wade is the founder of Kumido Adaptive Strategies, an organizational performance consultancy specializing in cognitive/learning science. His human-centered approach has improved hundreds of collaborative efforts across a broad range of industries from healthcare to finance... Read More →



Wednesday August 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:30am
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