You may not be playing planning poker, defining user stories, or leading retrospectives. You may not yet even be contemplating how agile development practices could help your organization. But that doesn't mean aspects of agile principles are not coming for you.
More and more offices are being transformed into open-concept work spaces. The article below highlights recent examples of large enterprises tearing down cubicles and breaking through office walls to more efficiently configure their work space.
While some employees in this new work environment may long for the days of their office or cube, the bottomline numbers and tertiary benefits (less email, more collaboration, faster decisions, better supported mobile workforce) portray a compelling business case.
Who knows...your office may be next.
The Officeless Office: How it Works online.wsj.com
As companies seek to cut costs and accommodate an increasingly mobile work force, some employees have had to say goodbye to their personal work areas. American Express, GlaxoSmithKline and PricewaterhouseCoopers are shifting...
Author: Stacy Sheldon, Director, Strategic Data Systems