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Micro Focus Scrum Rooms

by Thomas Murphy  |  February 24, 2012  |  3 Comments

In my recently published research note: Build an Agile Culture With Extreme Floor Plans and Cubicle Demolition, I discuss a number of different agile space plans used by some of the vendors in the agile development tool market.  To give a better idea of what these vendors are doing, I will publish a few blog posts to show pictures of the space and talk a bit more about the features.  Hopefully this will give you ideas about how to create the right space plan for your teams.

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To lead off here are some pictures of the Micro Focus Scrum Rooms used by their Borland tools unit.  Product scrum teams have rooms generally comprised of two pieces: a development space and a meeting space.  These spaces are essentially large shared offices.  This provides noise isolation while promoting team interaction.  Note that spaces make use of glass walls that double as “white boards”

MF Scrum Room (Newbury) 2

MF Scrum Room (Newbury) 1

Category: agile  

Thomas E. Murphy
Research Director
15 years at Gartner
33 years IT industry

Thomas Murphy is a research director with Gartner, where he is part of the Application Strategies and Governance group. Mr. Murphy has more than 33 years of experience in IT as a developer, product manager, technical editor and industry analyst. Read Full Bio


Thoughts on Micro Focus Scrum Rooms


  1. Andrew Webster says:

    It looks like the link to the research note has died. Any chance of putting the note back up, refreshing the link, or some such. I’d love to read it.

    Thanks.

  2. I need to update that note, Potentially next year. I have some new sites that have gone through transition that I want to cover.

  3. i will probably post a link to my aadi workshop on open space after the conference



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