In an earlier article, we saw how colocated testing teams can bring greater ROI for an organization (Colocated Testing Teams – What are they? And how do I benefit?).
On the flip side, many industry insiders argue that building a colocated team with the necessary skills and experience is difficult due to lack of availability of local talent. Personal situations might prompt key resources to relocate or take a break from work which makes it difficult to maintain a steady team in case of long-term projects. Another downside to building a colocated team is the initial expense involved in creating area and infrastructure for a large team. Agile teams provide the perfect answer to both these concerns.