16-19 October 2016
Copenhagen University
Europe/Copenhagen timezone

Communicating within a Distributed Team

19 Oct 2016, 10:50
Marble Hall (Copenhagen University)

Marble Hall

Copenhagen University

Thorvaldsensvej 40


Dr. Peter Peterson (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)


Collaborative software provides for improved community engagement, better reliability, and continued development. These benefits come with additional costs to effective communication. For a project developed by a distributed team to be successful, it must adopt strategies to overcome communication issues. Specifically, an effective distributed team must communicate where the project currently is (distribution model, packaging, documentation), where it is going (project plans, issue tracking, milestones, release dates), where it has been (source control system, previous versions), and its values (scope and direction). This presentation will explore a variety of open source projects, how they communicate, and practical suggestions for improving communication in your projects.

Primary author

Dr. Peter Peterson (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)


Steven Hahn (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Presentation Materials

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