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Subject:Re: Commute/Flex work options ? From:"Collin Turner" <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"Christine Sigman" <c -dot- m -dot- sigman -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Fri, 27 Jun 2008 08:26:25 -0600
I agree. When I doing Agile/XP/Scrum work I will always fight (if necessary)
to co-locate with the developers. I'll also bid in to have "edit" or "doc"
time at home (or somewhere very quiet) if I really need to put my head into
On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 8:05 AM, Christine Sigman <c -dot- m -dot- sigman -at- gmail -dot- com>
> 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
> 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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