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We are late! let’s do scrum meetings

Well, you won’t believe it, but this is the kind of comments I witnessed today! I am at a big customer on a very big project. You know, many parties involved, big companies, a complex environment and a lot of stress for the approaching deadline…

In the status meeting, the big boy realized we can run out of time. The feeling of not making progress was starting to dominate the meeting… until someone came out saying “maybe we should do a scrum meeting every day” to speed up things…. I wish it could be like that!

What they do not realize is that to have better control of the project, and speed up things, they should start to work better together and trust more each other; not to increase the level of control on the project’s tasks. This is the exact opposite of scrum and what will make them waste a lot of time…


August 2, 2010 Posted by | Agile, SCRUM | Leave a comment