Views on Scrum meetings and research

by | Nov 19, 2019

Recently on SPaMcast, we talked about my views on Scrum meetings.

The way I see Scrum like most documentation out there is to gather information fast, determine barriers and determine who can help remove them to keep things progressing. The should not belong or go into any extensive details.

Now before the meeting would be with just people in a co-located team. It would make it easy to get the information and work through the tasks. Now organizations are spread around the world, and it can be through information sharing.

Unfortunately, most Scrum meetings that I have attended turn into story pointing, Story definition, discussing solutions or possible solutions. Doing this then takes a conference that should be around 10 minutes long to be over an hour, and usually, nothing comes out of it,

The value of Scrum is to have the team on the same page and help each other out to get the work done. Once the group leaves that path and starts going down another, it will begin to waste others’ time, and the value is then lost.

There have been some rumblings of getting rid of Scrum altogether and move on to something else. So far, I haven’t heard of any viable solution. I think it is just needed to get back to the basics and run the meetings as intended. Then allow the team to get on the same page and work together, with the appropriate teammates, on any barriers that come up.

Now on to the second part of my blog. As some of you know, about six years ago, I completed my MBA and had to do a significant research project. I took the data from two previous research and created based on perception and knowledge between Testing and Business.

When I completed the paper, my goal was to revisit it and conduct my research on the matter and gather data to analyze. See, when you take the data from two separate sources, there is a bit of work to make the data connection, and since they are coming from two different groups, it is difficult to see a correlation. With that, I have combined the questions, with some updates, so that the source would be consistent and would give an accurate interpretation of the results.

I would ask my readers to go to my Research page and answer the survey. I am also added additional questions to follow up on a separate column and dig deeper into what they provided as an outcome.

If you can share the link as well, that would be great. I promise everyone that participates will get a copy of the report and the outcomes when completed.

I am looking for participants from all levels within an organization, from an analyst to C-suite. All views are extraordinary and would provide some necessary data that would be useful to a lot of organizations.