Virtual Meeting: Eight Principles for Successful Distributed Agile Teams

Virtual Meeting: Eight Principles for Successful Distributed Agile Teams


Johanna Rothman

Speaker, Author, Consultant - Managing Product Development
Rothman Consulting Group, Inc

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Register TODAY! Registration is complimentary. Pre-registration is required to receive call-in information. This will be sent the day before the event and one hour prior to the start time. 

The common advice for a distributed agile team is, “Don’t do that!” And, we know that at least half of all agile teams are distributed. The common advice isn’t working or useful.
However, many agile teams have problems using agile approaches. Too often, that’s because they don’t understand the principles of successful distributed agile teams. You’ll learn the eight principles of successful distributed agile teams, and how you might take small steps to increase your team’s success. We’ll discuss hours of overlap, transparency, experimentation, communication and more.
The principles:
• Establish acceptable hours of overlap.
• Create transparency at all levels.
• Create a culture of continuous improvement with experiments.
• Practice pervasive communication at all levels.
• Create a project rhythm.
• Assume good intention.
• Create a culture of resilience.
• Default to collaborative work.

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Agenda and Cost:

Registration is complimentary. Pre-registration is required to receive call-in information. This will be sent the day before the event and one hour prior to the start time. 

5:00 PM - PMIWDC Book Club
6:15 PM - PM Industry Insights 
7:30 PM - Dinner Speaker


PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
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About the Speakers

Johanna Rothman

Rothman Consulting Group, Inc
Speaker, Author, Consultant - Managing Product Development

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” provides frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams see and solve problems, resolve risks, and manage their product development.
Johanna was the Agile 2009 conference chair and was the co-chair of the first edition of the Agile Practice Guide. Johanna is the author of these books:
• Write a Conference Proposal the Conference Wants and Accepts
• Modern Management Made Easy series
• From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams (with Mark Kilby)
• Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver
• Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization
• Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects, 2nd edition
• Project Portfolio Tips: Twelve Ideas for Focusing on the Work You Need to Start & Finish
• Diving for Hidden Treasures: Finding the Value in Your Project Portfolio (with Jutta Eckstein)
• Predicting the Unpredictable: Pragmatic Approaches to Estimating Project Schedule or Cost
• Manage Your Job Search
• Hiring Geeks That Fit
• The 2008 Jolt Productivity award-winning Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management
• Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management
She writes articles and columns all around the web, including In addition, she writes the Managing Product Development blog on her web site,, as well as a blog on

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