Name: Jesse Fewell
Headquarters: Washington DC, USA
Superpower: Letting go of old habits
Jesse Fewell is a writer, coach, and trainer in innovation and agile methods. He founded the PMI Agile Community of Practice, co-created the PMI ACP Agile certification, and wrote a MiniBük called “Can you hear me now? …Working with global, distributed, virtual teams”.
Jesse experimented with numerous versions of home offices until he ended up with his own “Shedquarters”, a detached office in his back yard. So when going remotely, Jesse advises to be prepared for the journey. Don’t expect to get things right on the first try. It’s a process of small experiments and iterations.
Agile is about compressing distance. In the past, the best way to do that was by being co-located. But “that was then and this is now” and companies are struggling to let go of old habits. Technology has advanced, prices have dropped, and it’s starting to make more sense to spend money on bandwidth instead of travel.
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