Key Problems of Distributed Agile Development and How You Can Solve Them

Distributed Agile team, agile team, scrum team, agile software development,  distributed agile developmentAgile software development will soon be dominating the industry, with more businesses adopting Agile methodology each day. Companies that hire programmers offshore, however, are not so fast to dive into distributed Agile development. The core values of Agile – face-to-face communication, understanding, trust – may seem difficult to live for teams that are located away from each other and differ in mentality and language. That’s why many companies think Agile software development is not something they can implement with offshore developers.

Different time zones, language barriers, differences in mentality are going to make distributed Agile development harder, but with the right approach you can minimize their impact and create a successful distributed Agile team.

So, what difficulties should you be ready for and how can you overcome them?

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7 Free Agile Project Management Tools for Your Scrum Teams

The classic tools Scrum teams use when organizing  their work are, of course, whiteboards, charts, and note cards. But Scrum project management software can empower you to do so much more – not to mention that it’s a crime for a software development team to ignore handy and effective software!

Agile project management tools are numerous, but if you don’t want to extend your project budget, here is a selection of free Scrum tools that will let you manage Agile software development more effectively without spending any extra.

1. Scrumblr

This absolutely simple web-based tool is basically a web simulation of an Agile sprint board, where your team can collaborate in real time. It can turn in handy when you don’t have a physical board at hand or work with a distributed Agile team.

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