A daily status meeting? Really? Now you want daily performance measures? Really?

I run agile training courses and I often preach the benefit of a daily standup.  The idea is that it is 15 minutes a day where everyone in the team lists

  • What they have done since last time
  • What they will do today
  • What obstacle or issue is in their way

It works really well in my slides but now I am trapped in the real world temporarilly working on a real project. Do I really want a daily meeting?

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Where should a producer start to become agile?

I sometimes encounter people with the role of “producer”.

Generally I think of them as “project managers for creative people and artists” but I did once ask a producer what they really do and they succinctly described all the roles of business analyst, Scrum Master/iteration manager, project manager and product owner.

Maybe a shorter description is that they make sure everything comes together on a brief before time, creativity and money run out.

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