A Guide to Software Delivery through Collaboration between Distributed Teams
- Available for pre-order. Item will ship after April 28, 2021
This book records the author’s years of feelings and experiences in software industry. In his own practices, the author has found that the distributed work pattern has become increasingly popular in more and more work environments, either between vendors and customers or between different teams inside a company. This means that all practitioners in software industry need to adapt to this new way of communication and collaboration, and get skilled enough to meet the greater challenges in integrating the distributed work pattern with the agile software delivery.
By centering on the difficulties in communication and collaboration between distributed teams, this book digs into the reasons why so many remote delivery projects end up anticlimactic, and provides solutions for readers’ reference. It also cites successful cases in promoting agile development in distributed teams, which has been a vexing problem of many software development companies. In addition, readers can find suggestions and measures for building self-managing teams in this book.
So it is a practical guide for software delivery teams with their members distributed in different places, and companies engaged in software customization. Developers, QAs, product managers and project leaders can also get inspired from this book.
Table of Contents
Preface 1: Taking up delivery wholeheartedly
Preface 2: Pursue ideal software delivery
Chapter 1 Current Situation of Distributed Teams
Chapter 2 Communication between Distributed Teams
Chapter 3 Collaboration between Distributed Teams
Chapter 4 Application of Visualization
Chapter 5 Waste in Distributed Teams
Chapter 6 Self-managed Offshore Teams
Chapter 7 Customer-oriented Offshore Teams
Chapter 8 The Future of Distributed Teams
Qu Zhengping once worked in many global companies such as Didi Chuxing (similar to Uber), Daimler and ThoughtWorks. When working on a large number of software delivery projects, he had served as project manager, test manager, product manager or other major roles. Almost all of these projects involved cooperation between distributed teams, which were either in the same company or located in different countries, mainly the US, the UK, Australia and Singapore. After working in software industry for over a decade, the author has built up a level of expertise in improving communication between distributed teams, promoting agile collaboration skills between these teams, building QA process and increasing the capability of self-managing teams. Not only being a veteran in software delivery, the author is also a senior consultant favored by traditional IT companies for his remarkable insights into transformation to digitization and agile development.