TH39 - Tech Workplaces in an Agile World

Thursday, November 29 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM « Back

Abstract Text:

Agile methodologies were conceived as a solution to the behemoth software development processes of the 1980s. Slow, isolated, cumbersome, and difficult to adapt to changing customer needs, these older workstyles quickly lost favor when it became apparent that constant communication and collaboration was needed for success. While management styles changed, workplaces were slow to adapt. Today’s Agile workplaces need to be more than just a collection of seating arrangements. In this session, we’ll talk about some of the common beliefs around Agile workspaces, and look at the physical and psychological needs that must be addressed to ensure success for these new work practices. Taking cues from the Agile Manifesto, we’ll break down the myths, confirm some home truths, and find our way around obstacles to help you design workspaces that are as flexible and energetic as the teams that work in them.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the Agile Project Management Methodology and its principles

Identify the environmental factors that affect the perception of workplace

Identify latent real estate needs of Agile teams

Be aware of current design trends and how they affect the success of Agile teams


AIA Credit Hours:
1.5 LU

Education Tracks: Culture and Practice

Event Type: Workshops > Session