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56358Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Meeting minutes for stand up meetings

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  • George Dinwiddie
    Dec 10, 2012
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      On 12/7/12 3:34 PM, Yenni wrote:
      > I'm not quite seeing why having minutes is such a bad thing. From my
      > perspective it enables people to check back to it over the course of
      > the day.
      > There are plenty of times where items in the morning stand-up get
      > mentioned and then need to be re-discussed later only to be forgotten
      > about due to the fallibility of the human mind. Minutes give everyone
      > the same information, that way only one person needs to be taking
      > notes and can disseminate that information afterwards or post it on
      > the wall.

      Having someone take minutes relieves everyone else of the responsibility
      to pay attention and remember. By all means, take any notes you need for

      If things are understood differently between people, that will show up
      in the next day's standup. People will get better at making sure
      everyone understands.

      Minutes may also discourage mentioning some issues, as the discussion
      seems more official when someone is recording it. You don't record all
      your conversations, do you? Think of the standup as a conversation among
      the team members rather than a meeting.

      - George

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