Presentation: Tweet"Ain't no cure for the distributed blues"
A year ago I embarked on a three month experiment with the CIO of a Chicago-based trading firm, to see whether we could execute a programme of organisational change, coaching and software delivery from London. We are now around a year into the experiment. There have been ups and downs, surprising wins and surprising challenges. I've been coaching - and learning from - the CIO, his managers and some of the technical folk. We've been introducing ideas from Lean and Theory of Constraints, I've been remote pairing, solo coding and struggling with timezones and distance. I've also picked up a lot more business airmiles than I was expecting, sent a puppy by air freight and developed a taste for fine coffee. This is an experience report of that year. It contains no silver bullets.