In May, Jeff Hoover and I will be facilitating a workshop on effective collaborative software development for distributed teams (including remote pairing and mobbing) at Agile and Beyond in Ann Arbor. (As of this writing, tickets are available.) Here’s the abstract:

The Best Team Anywhere: Distributed Agile Tradeoffs and Techniques

Colocated Agile is the easiest way to do a hard thing. Distributed Agile is harder. But it’s 2017! It’s strategically valuable to be able to work effectively with people no matter where they are. Bring your laptops and prepare to experience the basic mechanics, pitfalls, and techniques of distributed teamwork, including “remote” pairing.


Where else can we meet up over beverages in the coming months? See my upcoming speaking engagements and also other conferences I’m thinking about.

It’s not gonna work out? You’re welcome to buy me a fancy coffee, and I’ll look forward to reciprocating in person someday.