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Thomas Layh describes one possible solution to a basic Scrum problem: How can the daily stand-up meeting be limited to just 15 minutes in large teams?
The Agile Alliance Guide lists the three questions used to structure daily stand-up meetings as:
This is fine – in principle. What happens, though, if the team is very large and answering the questions often ends up in lengthy discussions? In this particular case team size is 13, which gives everyone less than 70 seconds to tell the team what each person is working on.
To speed things up, the team introduced the “3-hands-rule”. If, during the stand-up, three team members raise their hand, then the discussion is interrupted immediately. If more discussion is needed, it takes place outside the daily. Alternatively, one of the persons involved in the discussion can convice the team that the information is of interest to everyone, in which case discussion continues. However, don't forget that the daily isn't an endless meeting. BTW: This approach works for smaller teams, too.
The idea to become a developer came to Klara only after her studies (spoiler: not computer science!). Today she does frontend development at AOE and, after more than a year, is still more than happy in her role and in her team. Here in "AOE Behind the Screens" she tells you about how she managed to realize her dream and what developing software has to do with translating. In this new blog series, various AOE employees will regularly talk about their work, their careers and everything else that keeps them busy. In this way, we want to give you an insight into different roles and tasks and into everyday life at AOE. Frontend developer Klara kicks things off this week. Read more about the person "behind the screens"!
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