The Way We Work
February 13, 2008 by Josh Breinlinger

Nowadays, many engineering managers are already building highly distributed teams. Many are doing it for the first time. Many are getting cost-cutting pressure, but are scared to take the leap into an uncertain world of remote work.

Let these books be your guide. All these authors have helped blaze the path for others to get the most out of a distributed development team. oDesk recommends:

The World is FlatSoftware without BordersManaging Virtual TeamsDistance ManagerTelecommuting
Managing TeleworkIntelligent IT OutsourcingMultisourcingAgile Software Development with Scrum Agile and Iterative Development

Happy Reading!

Josh Breinlinger

Senior Associate at Sigma Partners

Josh joined Sigma as a Senior Associate in 2010, bringing six years of startup experience building exceptional teams, products, and communities. He has a black-belt in online marketing and a strong track record of success in user acquisition and retention. Prior to joining Sigma, Josh was the Director of Product and Marketing at AdRoll, an online advertising company, where he helped grow revenue 4x in… read more

  • http://ipolyakov.blogspot.com Igor Polyakov

    Thanks, oDesk, for sharing this information.

    I found "Software Without Borders" book by Steve Mezak very interesting and full of great advices both for outsourcing service providers and buyers.

    By the way, I based my article in my blog on information from this book and other resources by Steve Mezak. I hope some of this blog readers will find my article interesting: http://ipolyakov.blogspot.com/2007/11/how-to-find-reliable-vendor-for.html