Björn Granvik has more than two decades of experience as a developer, architect and manager. Born in Pascal, fostered in C/C++ and reborn in Java, he still believes that ”code matters” — second only to the ever important factor people. And therefore it matters a great deal how run our projects.
He has worked on everything from gaming to enterprise systems, from start up companies to international corporations. At times this meant a co-located team on the verge of a nervous break-down, at other times holding a daily meeting across nine time zones.
Distributed Environment – the real basics
Is there a sure-fire methodology that will make distributed teams work? Possibly.
Can a dogma save your deadline and make your wife and kids happy? Perhaps.
Or is it time to be pragmatic and realize that it all starts with people and ends with people – with some coding in the middle? And that trying to be agile in a distributed environment will only make this harder?
In this flash talk we’ll cover a few examples, from timezones to cultural gaps. This is really basic – and important – stuff that we tend to forget when trying to make a distributed world work. What’s your best examples on basic stuff that matters?