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Death by Team Room, or Teamroom-Acide

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Agile teams are often co-located with all team members sitting in one physical room. The rooms are often spacious, with ample natural light, an effective layout, nearby private space, etc., and, as a result, productivity is high.



But, there is an anti-pattern; productivity-robbing team rooms that please no one,…
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Added by David A. Bulkin on November 7, 2009 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Chickens, Pigs, Piglets, and Chigs?

Chickens, Pigs, Piglets, and Chigs Although many don’t like it, all agilists are familiar with the chicken and pig joke that explains that pigs are committed to success, while chickens are at best involved. As we continue to move to larger scale enterprise agile, we can benefit from understanding varying levels of participation and commitment. As such, I use terms like piglets and chigs to describe patterns and anti-patterns of team participation.



Piglets are part time participants that view their role as… Continue

Added by David A. Bulkin on October 5, 2009 at 11:32pm — No Comments

The Almost Daily Sit-Downs

You can find literally hundreds of blog posts and articles on the Daily Standup, a.k.a. Daily Scrum. But there is little written about what often comes, or at least should come, after, the Daily Standup.



What, you may ask, should come after the Daily Standup? Well, the Almost Daily Sit-Downs of course!



To find out more about the Almost Daily Sit-Downs, check out my companies blog at...…

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Added by David A. Bulkin on September 7, 2009 at 11:31pm — 3 Comments

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