24899Re: Breaking the Ice in Daily Scrums
- Oct 31, 2007Hi Carlton,
yes it was a blanket statement, and of course I do not know your context
(and I respect you also). I just happen to think though that this whole
"bring food" thing that seems to be so popular in Scrum circles is
loaded with old-world think. It is patronizing and assumes an us/them
dynamic: feed the masses... keep them in line. I think we (qua Scrum
Masters) should be finding healthier ways to interact with team members,
ways that are a level or two above satisfying base needs.
Team members bringing food and sharing, well, that's something
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "banshee858" <cnett858@...>
> > > Try bringing food!
> > Have to say I disagree with this too. It is another form of
> > patriarchy, only a tiny step away from command-and-control in the
> > scale of organizational health. besides, the meeting is only
> > fifteen minutes long. No one's gonna talk with a mouthful of food.
> Tobias, I respect you immensely, but I think you are wrong to make
> such a blanket statement. I had a dead, stale Daily Scrum and the day
> I brought food was the day these people loosened up and began to
> buy-in to the whole Scrum process. It also got people to come on time
> since if you were late for your Daily Scrum, the offender had to "pay
> the penalty" of bringing food for the Team the next day.
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