17473Re: [scrumdevelopment] Distributed Daily Standup - how do make them work?
- Nov 18, 2006Another fine way (besides those already mentioned)...
... Ask the team what works best for them!
On 11/17/06, arto_eskelinen <arto.eskelinen@...> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have a team on two sites (Oulu, Espoo) in Finland.
> Luckily there are only two sites and everybody is on the same time
> zone. This is how we do:
> - We meet everyday at 9:30.
> - We have web cameras so that both sites can see each other.
> - The image of the team on the other site is projected on the wall
> as well as the sprint backlog
> - sprint backlog is a MS Excel file
> - We use MS Office Communicator to transmit the image of the web
> camera as well as sharing the excel as we edit during the meeting
> - we had technical problems with the voice, so we use an ordinary
> conference phone to transmit voice.
> Like said, we had some technical problems in the beginning, but
> right now we are quite satisfied with the meetings.
> --- In email@example.com, "Mark Levison"
> <mlevison@...> wrote:
> > How do you make distributed daily standups work. We have seven
> > working in one location and two working in the UK. I can't change
> > situation and so am trying to find ways of making the team work.
> So I want
> > to know how other distributed teams conduct the standup?
> > 1. Do you bring the main group together in one place and
> > teleconference in the others?
> > 2. Does everyone sit in front of their machines and use Skype?
> > (currently our team still has neighbouring cubes - we don't
> have a team
> > room).
> > 3. Do you use a webcam?
> > 4. Do you replace the task board with Excel? ScrumWorks? Other
> > software?
> > 1. if you use software how do get the public commitment of
> > taskboard?
> > 2. if you use software how do you get people to stay focused
> > the tasks in the standup?
> > 5. If you continue to use a task board how do you make it
> > to the overseas developers?
> > trying hard to make a distributed team work.
> > Mark Levison
> > -------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Blog: http://www.notesfromatooluser.com/
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