Fully Distributed Scrum: Replicating Local Productivity and Quality with Offshore Teams

@article{Sutherland2009FullyDS,
  title={Fully Distributed Scrum: Replicating Local Productivity and Quality with Offshore Teams},
  author={Jeff Sutherland and Guido Schoonheim and Mauritz Rijk},
  journal={2009 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences},
  year={2009},
  pages={1-8}
}
Scrum was designed for hyperproductive teams where productivity increases by 5-10 times over industry averages and many collocated teams have achieved this effect. The question for this paper is whether distributed, offshored teams can consistently achieve the same level of performance. In particular, can a team establish a localized velocity and quality and then maintain or increase that velocity and quality when distributing teams across continents. Since 2006, Xebia (Netherlands) started… CONTINUE READING
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