What do people have with war rooms ??
The metaphore of ‘We are at war’ often leads to ‘We need a dedicated office for the project team’ and yes, we have a war room.
I attended a project kick off recently and the same scenario again. For a project which will involved people all around our company (which means all around the world, in about all time zones), a war room will be installed in our headquarters (floor 5). Pretty useless if you work on this project from our Moskou office.
There was consensus that a central document storage is needed. And for the rest : e-mail and a war room.
I definitely need to prepare a simple presentation about ‘virtual war rooms’ for document storage, centralised communication and sustainability (they love this word).