Coming back to Agile teams, it is quite a common sight to see an entire team occupy a large work room in a completely open environment. Sometimes they do not even have any separators or privacy walls around their desks!! Is this way of working truly productive??
Constant background activity and noise which is an undeniable aspect of an open project room or office setting, can seriously impede delivery timeline and adversely impact work quality. Here is a nice article highlighting the many challenges faced by people working in open offices.
You can read it: Why open offices are bad for us