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In the Agile community, a war room refers to a team room where developers work, customer meetings take place, and all projected related information is displayed. It is supposed to maximize communication and transparency into the health of the project. 

I think one sign of a healthy agile project is evidence of some good fun. These are pictures taken from a war room at the bank where I am currently wrapping up my near six year tenure. These guys have obviously taken the war room to a whole new level.

 

 

Update: It turns out that this was a clever prank by Rob. He explains the context in his blog post. Knowing the team, which does like to have fun, I am guessing that they will keep their new little green team members as a permanent fixture of their war room.

 

Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 10:53 AM Software Development Practices , Musings, Rants, and Humor | Back to top


Comments on this post: Now THIS is a War Room

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But you never would fly the helicopter from ThinkGeek with us in the team room.... http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/91d2/
Left by bluesguy on Sep 05, 2007 11:24 AM

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Dear Mr. War Room Project Manager,
I apologize for not flying the helicopter in the war room before, but I was afraid that I would seriously maim your team mates and risk lowering the team's velocity...:-). I will definitely peak my head in on Friday (my last day) and give it a whirl.
Left by Russell Ball on Sep 05, 2007 11:48 AM

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Only took me an hour to set up, take pictures and send out the email. Of course it was after work while everyone was out...
Left by Robz on Sep 05, 2007 1:09 PM

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Ah...the plot thickens. The army men were actually set up as a prank by a developer from the other team. Inter-team rivalry...even more fun...
Left by Russell Ball on Sep 05, 2007 1:29 PM

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It appears that the user story didn't pass User Acceptance Testing...

http://geekswithblogs.net/robz/archive/2007/09/05/A-team-room-or-a-War-Room.aspx#143144
Left by Robz on Sep 06, 2007 11:01 AM

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