Convener: Scott Duncan
Participants: (probably had twice as many people attending but the
following are the only ones who identified themselves through signup sheet
or business cards): Scott Cothrell, John Gouveia, Ari Brown, Cliff Oliveira, Marc Story, Rahil Patel, Ryan Garcia, Jerry Lathem, Eric Yang
Focused mainly on scaling and team distribution and little on the complexity of the software.
With a large number of teams, where do all the Scrum Masters come from if they are to be ”just” Scrum Masters.
Agile can make distributed teams harder due to the assumption regarding direct contact between people. On the other hand, the emphasis on communication encourages not falling back on “document passing” as the default (and only) assumption for contact.
A key outcome was to collect contact information from people who wanted to continue discussion on this topic after the Gathering. Anyone else interested in such a “community” can contact me at email@example.com.
Also collected the following “data” from some attendees:
#Teams Company Domain
160 Intergraph “CAD”
50-65 DoD/VA iEHR
~20 Jack Henry financial
12 network platform
500? Adobe design, docs, analytics
2 NASA simulation
10 AMDOCS carrier billing
220 Splubk big data/OI
12 Cisco security
300 Vanguard financial services