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OPEN TALK (ProductWorld): How to Build Effective Remote Agile Teams?


Vili Mileva Yankova
ScaleFocus, Senior Project Manager and Project Management Trainer

British/Swedish-educated professional with 9 years of strong business experience of which 7 years of planning, developing and implementing international IT projects & programs (hardware, software & IoT). Certified PMP, PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) and Professional SCRUM Master II. She is a a Senior Project Manager for the software development company ScaleFocus and a Project management trainer for the Fulbright Commission.


It can be difficult to have all your team members gathered in one place and, nowadays, many projects are done by teams that are distributed around the globe. There are many factors influencing productivity of distributed teams: communication strategies, communication technology, personal and cultural differences, language barriers. The talk will cover the difficult aspects of working remotely and the benefits of collocation as well as discuss how latter can be transferred to the environment of a distributed agile team.