Supporting Distributed Teams

Help Your Teams Succeed When They Aren't All Together

One of the Principles behind the Agile Manifesto is "The most efficient and effective method of
conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation." Technology is making it possible to have face-to-face conversations even when you aren't all in the same place. Helping teams become fluent with distributed Agility, however, requires more than technology.

If you are a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, or other Agilist supporting a distributed team, and you are unsure about how help them succeed, then I am here to support you.

Supporting Suddenly Distributed Agile Teams

Outcomes: A plan for how to support Agile teams when your only prior experience doing so was in-person. 

Are you a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, or other Agilist supporting a team that has suddenly become distributed? Are you feeling stuck or uncertain about how to support that team when you can't all be together? If so, then this one-hour workshop is for you.

In this workshop, participants:

  • identify their biggest challenge in supporting their suddenly distributed Agile team, 

  • explore the skills and strengths they already have that can help them meet that challenge, and

  • apply a method for getting unstuck from their current dilemmas moving from Either-Or thinking to Both-And solutions.


  • Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and other Agilists



  • Your teams have become suddenly distributed

  • You're feeling caught in a dilemma (or three) and aren't sure how to help those teams like you did when you were co-located



Supporting Distributed Agile Teams – Cohort

Outcomes: Strategies for meeting the challenge of supporting distributed Agile teams.

This five-week, cohort-based program is built around the question “How can you provide the support your Agile teams need in order to be successful while working remotely?” It uses a combination of group sessions and 1-to-1 calls with your cohort leader to address your specific questions and concerns. The exact content of the program is guided by the specific challenges that the participants bring. You can expect to learn from your fellow participants as well as the cohort leader. You can also expect to learn by helping the other members work through their challenges.


  • Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and other Agilists working as part of distributed teams



  • You are feeling stuck or uncertain about how to do enable your team to succeed when you can't all be together

  • You would like information, structure, and support as you work through this challenge