Introducing Scrum in a distributed team
We would like to start using scrum in our distributed development team. Until know we used a "home-grown" methodology, but we would like to switch to something more defined and mature. Scrum would be a great choice in my opinion and also the management supports us to go agile. Where should we start this transition? Is there some guide or best practices for this transition?
I would suggest looking into receiving formal training from the Scrum Alliance: http://www.scrumalliance.org It's an organization that offers training and certification for the different roles in Scrum such as Scrum Master and Product Owner. I think that since your team is looking into starting with with Scrum from a home-grown methodology, investing in training from an established organization can help you get a great start, and their coaches might also be able to provide specific tips for your situation, such as your distributed team.