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Our journey to an awesome distributed team

In our current working environments, we find ourselves in situations where internationally distributed teams are becoming more prevalent.  It’s a natural mechanism that companies are considering to scale.  Talent is everywhere in the world, so why restrict ourselves to the local market?  How do we as agile organisations approach this in the best way?  Are we really being agile?  How should we optimize the experience for the members of the team?

As a product owner, I am currently working in a scrum team distributed across countries and with international stakeholders.  I’ll share my thoughts and insights on the challenges we’ve experienced and what is working for our team that you could consider in your own work environment.

Speaker Biography:

Gavin Stevens is currently a Product Owner (CSPO) at Prodigy Finance – an international FinTech startup which provides loans to international students. His PO journey began in e-commerce, and he has now been with Prodigy for the last 3 years. In his time at Prodigy, he has worked with several scrum teams to build various products and features across the business.  Currently his focus is on risk assessment and verification. He is passionate about figuring out ways to assist and empower his team and build innovative and forward-thinking products.

About the Sponsors 

Food and drinks sponsored by: KRS 

Offering real solutions since 1987.

Khanyisa Real Systems (KRS) was originally called Real Systems and was founded by Steve Mabbutt and Lorraine Steyn in Johannesburg in 1987. Real Systems was renamed KRS in 2000. KRS has been a certified Microsoft Gold Partner since 2007 and is proud to have Silver awards across the competencies of SQL Server, C# and ASP.Net.

The company’s core values are those of honesty, integrity and respect with a firm commitment to innovation, openness and delivery. KRS now has its head office in Cape Town, South Africa, with other offices in Gauteng. We currently have around 50 IT professionals on our staff, from Scrum Masters and Business Analysts to Web, Mobile and Desktop Developers.

Venue sponsored by: Allan Gray