56450Re: Scrum in non-co-located, non-overlapping teams? (was: Meeting minutes for stand up meetings
- Jan 2, 2013Well, the meeting isn't the important thing, the sharing of status and commitment is. So, if people are comfortable with using a twiki or other means to service those goals, I think you could do Scrum even without synchronous meetings.
I also tend to think that the key Scrum things are the planning/prioritization/demonstration paradigm, rather than the daily meetings. A long time ago, in confirmation class, I was taught "A sacrament is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace." Just so, the standup is a visible sign but the transfer of knowledge is the inward good that matters more.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Sean Corfield <seancorfield@...> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 9:47 AM, Account <richardknaster@...> wrote:
> > **
> > Notes are very useful for distributed teams when there are no over-lapping
> > hours and when there are several team members whose primary language is not
> > the same as what is being used on the call.
> Can such a team even do "Scrum"? (genuine question) They can't do daily
> stand up meetings - since their time doesn't overlap. Presumably there are
> other aspects of self-organization in Scrum which they can't effectively do
> since they don't have overlapping time? How is that supposed to work?
> (My reason for asking is my team are geographically dispersed although they
> only cover three timezones so they do overlap in time - therefore I'm
> interested to hear what impact on Scrum people think a lack of co-location,
> a shift in timezones, and a language barrier all have)
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