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56454Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Scrum in non-co-located, non-overlapping teams? (was: Meeting minutes for stand up meetings

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  • Mark Levison
    Jan 2, 2013
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      Well they can mimic Scrum but what they do isn't Scrum and they will wonder why they don't get the benefits. The best thing (in this bad situation) would be to create complete independant teams in each location.


      On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 4:32 PM, scott <sepreece@...> wrote:

      Well, 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 scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, 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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