Switching from one place to another and being exposed to deferent workplaces and deferent agile patterns, I have prepared a small list of how I view the ideal agile work place.
Needless to say, that as we know that for each company the agile framework fits differently , so does the working space structure.
Following a list we can pick from J
Those can visualize the Kanban, chart, status, or just fit as an awesome communication tool
o Team members should see each other in person inside the team room.
o Team members should have Easy access to a personal communication.
o Yet, save the personal intimacy space of each other (each has a personal space, PC, screen, personal things, and privacy)
But yet, has some kind of personal privacy to be able to deal with other high level issues.
o Each team zone should be clear and should protect team communication.
o The team should be able to talk (not whisper) , argue and freely communicate with each other.
When more than one team is located on one big open space people tend to reduce communication, to whispers, they tend to talk less so they won’t bother other teams in the same big space.
Team members usually will not hear each other in real time and may nor address issues when they occur.
Communication can be blocked although the intent was to keep it open.