Can Agile work without co-located, dedicated teams?

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Can Agile work without co-located, dedicated teams?
Can Agile work without co-located, dedicated teams. Our co-founder Paul McNamara writes about this now all-too common scenario.

By Paul McNamara

In the real world, however, it’s not quite so simple. Large organizations are geographically distributed, which makes co-location extremely difficult. The economics of having teams 100% dedicated to a single project can be unrealistic. In many organizations, for example, there simply may not be enough data scientists, human-centered design experts, or agile coaches to go around. When this topic comes up, I often hear: “We aren’t a startup—and we don’t have the luxury of working in dedicated, co-located teams.”

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