The 8th Annual State of Agile Survey, conducted in 2013, shows that 76% of the respondents are distributed Agile teams. This may seem controversial: isn’t colocation the best way to practice Agile methodology? Obviously, it is, but the amazingly high rate of companies that practice distributed Agile process shows that remote collaboration doesn’t have to be an obstacle for agility.
What Should a Distributed Agile Team Do to Succeed?
Agile processes for distributed developers will differ from those that collocated teams implement. Because the team is not homogeneous and the circumstances and purposes differ, the processes should be tailored to these peculiarities.
What Are Main Challenges for a Distributed Agile Team and How to Overcome Them?