Our Teams Development Lab

I have been asked by several friends, how our team development lab is arranged. I have explained it several times but they don’t believe me. So without further adieu, our Development Lab.

(This is a the white board in our lab where we post our back log and what stories we are working on for the current iteration. Like our bug?)

(Typical workstation setup, we don’t always pair program, we practice a hybrid approach we call “Complexity Based Programming”)

(We have 12 workstations total)

(This is our field perception model pretty complex huh… Allow the team to understand the value that they are producing)

(One of our stories, as you can see it is 5.5 units worth pretty big for us we try to keep our stories at around 2.0 or less)

Anyone else have pics of their lab environments? Curious to see how everyone else’s environment is.

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About Joe Ocampo

My personal philosophy is simple: "Have a good strategy that sets the environment for success through the enablement of the whole. Be agile but with a mind towards pragmatism. Delegate to the best qualified individuals, but don’t be afraid to involve yourself in all parts of a job. Treat everyone with respect, humility, and with a genuine pursuit towards excellence." Respected business and technical leader with expertise in directing organization towards effective results driven outcomes. Proven ability to perform and communicate from both technical and business perspectives. Strong technical and business acumen developed through experience, education and training. Provides the ability to utilize technology, harness business intelligence and execute strategically by optimizing systems, tools and process. Passionate about building people, companies and software by containing cost, maximizing operational throughput and capitalize on revenue. Looks to leverage the strengths of individuals and grow the organization to their maximum potential by harnessing the power of their collective whole and deliver results. Co-Founder of LosTechies.com
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2 Responses to Our Teams Development Lab

  1. Ken Scott says:

    Joe,

    Could you provide some sort of overhead layout to give an idea of the overall size of the team space? Do you keep build servers, team database servers, etc. in the team space, or away in a server room?

    Where is the large whiteboard in relation to the rest of the room?

    I really like the idea of the overhead shelves. We work almost 100% with laptops, but could put the overhead shelf to a lot of use.

    Feel free to contact me directly… kscott@us.ci.org

    Thanks!

  2. agilejoe says:

    As you wish!