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26Jul

The Audacious Salon at Agile 2016 — Distributed Agile: Delusion or Evolution?

We at Sococo are having a fun, busy and HOT (we’re in Atlanta) time here at Agile 2016. One of the main reasons we’re participating this year is to support the fabulous Mark Kilby and Michael Herman for their session in a brand new track called The Audacious Salon. Our topic? Distributed Agile: Delusion or Evolution? Yesterday was the first session and we were blown away by the results.
21Jul

Agile 2016 Survival Guide: Sococo’s Top Tips and Hot Picks

Last week we filled everyone in on our plans with SolutionsIQ for the Agile 2016 event, which is taking place from July 25-29 in the extremely warm city of Atlanta, Georgia. And since, we’ve been busily talking to our customers and partners who are attending as well as local insiders to get the scoop on what everyone is excited about and the hot events.
19Jul

The Top 4 Most Annoying Things About Distributed Team Standups for a ScrumMaster (and How to Stop Them!)

Distributed teams don’t have it easy when it comes to the daily standup. The whole idea behind a standup is to be fast, focused, and actionable. Co-located teams know where to go every day, how long it takes them to get there from their office or cube, and where the candy dishes are along the way. If nothing else, they see their teammates going into the standup room and will scramble quickly to follow them in and grin as if they’d been ready and waiting all morning (and not looking at their fantasy football scores).
13Jul

Join Sococo at Agile 2016 for the Event of the Season

Agile 2016 is the event of the season for Agile practitioners, and Sococo is delighted to participate in this conference this year. In case you haven’t checked out the program yet, we are really excited to see so many solid learning tracks this year, including a whole track dedicated to Enterprise Agile with courses like “A Roadmap Towards an Agile Transformation” and “Technical Debt: Ok, It’s Bad. Now What Do We Do About It?”.
29Jun

Practical Tools For Addressing Cultural Differences on Distributed Teams

Yesterday, I shared some of the findings I took from our June 23 webinar, Breaking Down Cultural Barriers on Your Distributed Team. But it’s not enough to simply acknowledge and understand how country and company cultures affect teams. Over the years, I’ve developed some practical tools and practices that teams can use to address their cultural differences.
28Jun

How Cultural Differences Influence Distributed Teamwork

One of the most influential forces in a distributed team is the cultural differences among team members. While working remotely is in itself a challenge, cultural differences can unfortunately sometimes send projects off track. Often, the influence of culture is hidden just beneath the surface.