Working with remote teams, whether across town, or across the ocean, can have its set of challenges. Trying to determine how to interact, when to interact, and if to interact can make the difference between a successful result and a failure. The teams in both the US and India for the McAfee product Total Protection Service have created a successful model that has resulted in on-time delivery and high team morale. There seems to be a common thread that binds the team together – CHOCOLATE. This paper will describe the initial interactions, planning methods, travel tips, team building experiences, and types of chocolate used to enable our successful team experience.
Doug Whitney manages two QA teams at McAfee. He has presented papers at PNSQC and Quality Week on various topics. He has 16 years of QA experience and has managed QA teams at both McAfee and Intel.
Srinidhi Krishnan manages two QA teams in Bangalore India for McAfee. He is involved in several QA initiatives within McAfeeâ€™s QA organization. He also managed the corporate applications group for McAfee in Bangalore, India.
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