Re: Commute/Flex work options ?

Subject: Re: Commute/Flex work options ?
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Pro TechWriter" <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 12:10:08 -0400

While it's *a* part of Agile, it's not a requirement. Rather, it's a
sign that someone drank just a bit too much Agile Kool-Aid and is
making decisions while on an incredible sugar high. Agile works in an
environment that fosters collaboration. if you're forcing people to
work in close quarters, collaboration isn't being fostered. Working
next to each other is. It's the whole leading a horse to water thing,
wrapped in good intentions.

Now, if the team WANTS to all sit together (it makes for more
enjoyable LAN parties at lunch or when the cat's away) that's another
story, but the point is fostering collaboration, not forcing

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 11:53 AM, Pro TechWriter
<pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I agree with this completely, and is very well said. Thank you.
> However, I work in a so-called "Agile" environment where a lot of emphasis
> is placed on being co-located with the team, being in the office every day,
> and now, everyone working in the same room on tables without cubes at all.
> I've been told this is part of the "Agile" environment to all be within two
> feet of each other with no walls. :-\ The in and out times are flexible,
> however.
> Honestly, I am not sure I will be very productive in the Agile enviroment.
> Is this really "Agile," or is it "Agile Gone Wild"? Comments?

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