• Português
  • 简体中文
  • 繁體中文
  • Deutsch
  • English
  • Español
  • Français
  • 日本語
  • Latviešu
  • Lietuvių
  • Русский

Submitted Conference Content

Full name

Stephane Rondal

email stephane [dot] rondal [at] arexo [dot] be
Company Arexo
City (Country) Liege (Belgique)
Time 1h
Type of Conference Conference > 100 attendees
Level Everybody

Lessons learned from scaling Agile to distributed, offshore teams


When he's not busy with his family, traveling, or toying around with geeky stuff, Stephane Rondal is an avid Agilist. He has been learning, applying and teaching Agile since 2005, on solo projects up to projects involving highly distributed teams. Stephane is a frequent trainer on Agile matters, as well as a Java/Java EE architect. He's also the co-founder of Arexo, a Belgian IT consultancy company.


Driving a software project to success is notoriously hard, be it using an Agile methodology or not. Add offshore distributed teams to the picture, and it gets... even harder. Obviously, communication does not get any smoother, while cultural differences start acting as barriers. By attending this talk, you will learn about some of the problems different teams encountered on such projects, and what was done to overcome them. Though there are no silver bullets, the goal of this presentation is to open your eyes, inspire you new ideas, leading to better resolutions. We’ll address topics such as cross-team synchronization, slippery iteration plans, “It’s not our fault, it’s theirs!”, cultural diversity/sensibility, … These solutions were indeed crafted given the particularities of the project at hand, within its specific context. Your case is different, for sure, but hopefully you'll be able to spot some patterns, and shed new lights in order to overcome your own challenges.

Go to the submission page!