The Remote Work Summit 2020

Jeff Sutherland – Scrum Inc.

Interview 9

Building Hyper-productive Global Distributed Teams

Jeff Sutherland
Founder and Chairman

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About Speaker : Jeff Sutherland, the inventor and Co-Creator of Scrum has worked with thousands of companies deploying Scrum and recently launched two global trainer programs for Licensed Scrum Trainer and Certified Scrum@Scale Trainer in addition to creating two independent companies, Scrum Inc Japan and Scrum@Scale LLC.

He has been VP of Engineering and CTO or CEO of eleven software companies. In the first four companies he prototyped Scrum and in the fifth company created Scrum as we now see it used in 74% of Agile software companies in over 100 countries.

In 2006, Sutherland established his own company, Scrum, Inc. now recognized as the premiere source of Scrum Training in the world. His latest book, Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time," describes how he used his background and experience to create the most widely used Agile practice in industry today. 

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Interview Highlights:

  • Application of the concept of ‘Scrum’ to the distributed teams
  • Adding more virtual teams boosts productivity
  • [Framework] Communication in different time zones
  • Tips for newly transitioned remote companies in the wake of COVID-19

Disclaimer: This interview was recorded before the massive spread of COVID-19.

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