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Transitioning a Legacy Team to Open Space Floor Plans

Published: 03 July 2014

ID: G00262065

Analyst(s): Thomas Murphy


Moving to open space has become increasingly popular as organizations move to agile methodologies. Digital businesses have had the most success; however, many traditional companies are looking to make the same transition. IT leaders can learn a lot from their successes and failures.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Involve the Whole Team in the Design Process, and Take an Iterative Approach
  • Recognize That Open Plans Require a Mixture of Team and Private Spaces, as Well as Conference Rooms
  • Focus on Teams, Not Specifically on Open Space — The Goal Is to Create Effective Product Delivery

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