Managing Distributed Development Teams

Software development projects are increasingly conducted by remote teams, often thousands of kilometers and several time-zones from one another. Without the right tools and techniques, a team will be less efficient or even downright unproductive. This course teaches participants how to manage a distributed development team and the common (open-source) tools can be utilised to streamline the process.


  • Why distributed?
  • Management Practices
  • Use the Right Software Development Process
  • Documentation Is Everything
  • Version Control and Continuous Integration
  • Using a Mailing List – mailman
  • Bug and Task Tracking
  • Setting up a Mailing List
  • Instant Messaging for Fun and Profit