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  • George Dinwiddie
    Adrian, It would be great if you could add those to http://biblio.gdinwiddie.com/biblio/StudiesOfColocation - George ... -- ... * George Dinwiddie *
    Message 1 of 15 , Oct 2, 2009
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      Adrian,

      It would be great if you could add those to
      http://biblio.gdinwiddie.com/biblio/StudiesOfColocation

      - George

      Adrian Howard wrote:
      > Hi Alan,
      >
      > On 24 Sep 2009, at 20:36, Alan Dayley wrote:
      > [snip]
      >> One of the executives likes numbers and ROI and "proof." So, to sell
      >> the co-location idea, I'm looking for these numbers.
      > [snip]
      >
      > You might find some of the following useful too...
      >
      > <http://possibility.com/Misc/p339-teasley.pdf>
      >
      > "Teams in these warrooms showed a doubling of productivity."
      >
      > <http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TSE.2003.1205177>
      >
      > "One key finding is that distributed work items appear to take about
      > two and one-half times as long to complete as similar items where all
      > the work is
      > colocated"
      >
      > <http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~kraut/RKraut.site.files/articles/Espinosa07-TeamKnowledge&Coordination.pdf
      > >
      >
      > "Our findings reveal that: software developers have different types of
      > coordination needs; coordination across sites is more challenging than
      > within a site; team knowledge helps members coordinate, but more so
      > when they are separated by geographic distance; and the effect of
      > different types of team knowledge on coordination effectiveness
      > differs between co-located and geographically dispersed collaborators."
      >
      > <http://tinyurl.com/yqs5dp>
      >
      > "Our results show that, compared to same-site work, cross-site work
      > takes much longer and requires more people for work of equal size and
      > complexity. We also report a strong relationship between delay in
      > cross-site work and the degree to which remote colleagues are
      > perceived to help out when workloads are heavy"
      >
      > <http://www.springerlink.com/content/0137yud7c3k8xryw/>
      >
      > "Based on the empirical evidence, we have constructed a model of how
      > remote communication and knowledge management, cultural diversity and
      > time differences negatively impact requirements gathering,
      > negotiations and specifications. Findings reveal that aspects such as
      > a lack of a common understanding of requirements, together with a
      > reduced awareness of a working local context, a trust level and an
      > ability to share work artefacts significantly challenge the effective
      > collaboration of remote stakeholders in negotiating a set of
      > requirements that satisfies geographically distributed customers"
      >
      > <http://is.gd/2dAYz>
      >
      > "It doesn't take much distance before a team feels the negative
      > effects of distribution - the effectiveness of collaboration degrades
      > rapidly with physical distance. People located closer in a building
      > are more likely to collaborate (Kraut, Egido & Galegher 1990). Even at
      > short distances, 3 feet vs. 20 feet, there is an effect (Sensenig &
      > Reed 1972). A distance of 100 feet may be no better than several miles
      > (Allen 1977). A field study of radically collocated software
      > development teams, i.e. where the teammates share a large open-plan
      > room, showed significantly higher productivity and satisfaction than
      > industry benchmarks and past projects within the firm (Teasley et al.,
      > 2002). Another field study compared interruptions in paired,
      > radically-collocated and traditional, cube-dwelling software
      > development teams, and found that in the former interruptions were
      > greater in number but shorter in duration and more on-task (Chong and
      > Siino 2006). Close proximity improves productivity in all cases."
      >
      > Cheers,
      >
      > Adrian


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    • Adrian Howard
      ... Done. Adrian -- http://quietstars.com - twitter.com/adrianh - delicious.com/adrianh
      Message 2 of 15 , Oct 5, 2009
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        On 3 Oct 2009, at 02:45, George Dinwiddie wrote:

        > Adrian,
        >
        > It would be great if you could add those to
        > http://biblio.gdinwiddie.com/biblio/StudiesOfColocation

        Done.

        Adrian
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      • George Dinwiddie
        ... Thanks! -- ... * George Dinwiddie * http://blog.gdinwiddie.com Software Development http://www.idiacomputing.com
        Message 3 of 15 , Oct 6, 2009
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          Adrian Howard wrote:
          > On 3 Oct 2009, at 02:45, George Dinwiddie wrote:
          >
          >> Adrian,
          >>
          >> It would be great if you could add those to
          >> http://biblio.gdinwiddie.com/biblio/StudiesOfColocation
          >
          > Done.
          >
          > Adrian

          Thanks!

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