Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2009


Tim Anderson

Course Title

Project Management

Course Number

ETM 545


The paper demonstrates the trend taking place in the software industry of organizations adopting agile processes while compensating for virtualized teams. Through research, we discovered that success in agile methodology is heavily based on face-to-face communication with small functional teams that are collocated—bigger non-collocation teams provided diminishing returns on agile philosophy. In other words, the bigger the team and the further apart you are, the more you need to start documenting and more documentation means less agile.


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