The presentation on Friday, Distributed Teams and the Modern Company, was a great success. Jack Harvey of litl.com and I had a good set of items to cover, along with some humor and philosophical tangents; add in the great questions and post-presentation followup and I think we succeeded in giving people a good idea of how to succeed with a distributed team.
A couple of questions were interesting, and deserve some more consideration.
First, what does someone hiring a member of a distributed team look for when interviewing? How would one know indicator of success, or potential for success in that role?
Second, what kind of tools are available to tie team and project status together into a single overview that can be used to track and manage disparate and distributed team members?
More about each of these in upcoming posts.
The presentation is available as a PDF: