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  • Mike Beedle
    May 5 5:56 AM



      Nice write-up.  BullPen is definitely an agile pattern.  (A few hundreds emails ago, I wrote it

      in pattern format to this group.)


      I agree with most everything, but I have a point on this one:

      Arrange desktops so people are not looking directly at each other.

      Over they years, in our BullPen, we have tried it both facing away and facing to each other.


      But we definitely like it better facing to each other.  For once, it is easier to look over your

      Our laptops and have a Daily Scrum, a round-table discussion, or be in a conference call, etc.


      There is also something about looking at people’s faces and their eyes when you talk…

      it builds trust and respect, specially when you are either telling what you did, or promising what

      you will do, (as in the Daily Scrums),


      - Mike



      From: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com [mailto: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of todd
      Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 7:15 PM
      To: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [scrumdevelopment] The Ultimate Software Development Office Layout


      This is a write up of some thoughts on how to layout an office for
      software development. The target development process is Agile so it
      seems appropriate for this list. There's probably nothing new to people
      here, but the references section may prove useful.


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