author = {Sebastian Meyer and Eric Knauss and Kurt Schneider},
  title = {{D}istributing a {L}ean {O}rganization: {M}aintaining {C}ommunication
	while {S}taying {A}gile},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the First International Conference on Lean Enterprise
	Software and Systems (LESS '10)},
  year = {2010},
  editor = {P. Abrahamsson and N. Oza},
  pages = {99-103},
  address = {Helsinki},
  abstract = {Distributed software development teams are common-place today. One
	good reason for distribution is the need to combine special skills
	or competencies from different locations. However, integrating skills
	flexibly is both a technical and a communication challenge. Lean
	and agile projects depend on direct communication. In this contribution,
	we investigate how agile teams can be distributed by adding a ''remote
	partner''? - and still maintain agile advantages. We analyze communication
	using the goal-question-metric paradigm (GQM) and apply it to a programming
	project, part of which was distributed 1 . We discuss our insights
	on the minimal set of additions (technical and organizational) that
	are required to turn distributed while staying agile.},
  doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-16416-3_14}