2007-10-17T00:00:00Z

Care to scrum?

We need more scrums and less meetings. A scrum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand-up_meeting) is a 5-10 minute stand-up meeting. About 80%!o(MISSING)f the meetings I’ve ever attended have included at least five people. Any meeting over three becomes a presentation while one bloviates and others wander.

It’s been a while since my last scrum. It included seven people, complete participation, no dominance, one referee, and was contained within a 10 minute package. Rather than walking away in a typical post-meeting cloud of confusion, I left the scrum feeling clear and informed. It was the best mode of collaborative communication I’ve been a part of. Again, I say more scrums, less meetings.

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