Well, I didn't say you didn't need to be able to talk everyday - just that you may be able to get along without an all-together-at-the-same-time standup meeting, if you've got good communications and a discipline of sharing.
But this is largely hypothetical, in any case - I'm not recommending it! Sometimes, though, the people you need to do what you want to do aren't in the same place and aren't fungible.
--- In email@example.com, Mark Levison wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 3:46 PM, scott wrote:
> > **
> > I completely agree that you take a hit by not all being in one place!
> > My point about the standup meeting is that to me it's the least important
> > of the Scrum elements - it's specifically constrained in format to a level
> > of sharing that doesn't really require synchronicity (though that's still
> > the best way to go!). If everybody is sharing that information daily with
> > the rest of the team you're still getting most of the benefit of the
> > meeting.
> Conversely after the retrospective I would argue its the 2nd most important
> meeting in Scrum.
> Basically I tell teams if you can't talk daily then its not going to go
> well. Remember the purpose of the meeting is to coordinate and synchronize
> for the rest of the day. Sharing of information is how we do that.
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