Making Distributed Testing Teams Work
Working with distributed testing teams can cause extreme frustration, slower releases, and even outright project failures. However, it doesn't have to be that way. Although distributed teams can help you bring great value to your customers, you'll need a new approach and different mindset to help the team work effectively. Jim Holmes walks you through critical aspects of distributed teams, including forming the team, finding tools for communication, smoothing workflow, and dealing with conflict. Together with Jim and other participants, discuss how a test team's regular tasks can be split across the continent or the globe. Discover practical tips for communication methods (hint: email is always your last resort), finding tools that help foster good communication, and figuring out how to leverage time zones. Learn why it's critical to commit to regular group meetings-even if it means sharing the pain of staying late or coming in early.