1st Edition

Remote Delivery
A Guide to Software Delivery through Collaboration between Distributed Teams

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after April 28, 2021
ISBN 9780367490508
April 28, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
296 Pages 44 B/W Illustrations

USD $105.00

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Book Description

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



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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.