Re: Commute/Flex work options ?

Subject: Re: Commute/Flex work options ?
From: "Christine Sigman" <c -dot- m -dot- sigman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, "Pro TechWriter" <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:05:01 -0400

Pro TechWriter asked about the co-location aspect of Agile methodology.
Here's my take on it. We've been working in a Scrum (Agile) environment for
about three years now. Although I resisted at first, eventually I did
co-locate to where my development teams sit. I have to admit it has been
very helpful, although I do sometimes miss the quiet of the old doc
neighborhood. Agile relies less on traditional artifacts such as design
documents and fleshed-out specs than on ad hoc conversations and quickly
convened short meetings. It's useful to be there when these take place.
Co-location also seems to have a psychological effect on the developers.
There's no lingering doubt about whether or not we are "on the team."

Christine Sigman

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