Video: Jon Fincher reveals the secret formula of successfully managing international Scrum teams.
In another life, I was a Program Manager at Microsoft, managing the servicing of Windows operating system. I want to talk to you today on how we managed a distributed team, also called an offshore team.
We had two distinct teams; one located in Redmond that was responsible of servicing the current version of Windows, we also had another team located in Hyderabad India and they were responsible for servicing every other operating system we had that was downlevel. It is important to note that each location, both Redmond and India, had a full servicing team. They had program managers, they had engineers, they had management, everything was there. The only thing that was shared was release, that always happened in Redmond.