Love in an elevator: the right way to do a stand-up meeting

Lunchtime: people in my team got up to go and get a sandwich. Not wanting to be left behind even people who didn’t need a sandwich went out with the others to get some air. As soon as we got into the lift we automatically formed an inward facing circle — a huddle — and downloaded what we had been doing that morning. By the time we got to the lobby we had done a mini, half-day scrum!

What an excellent way to enforce standing up, standing close and timeboxing! Sadly, it doesn’t work for distributed scrum teams, you can’t even use your mobiles to conference people in as the elevator makes such a good faraday cage.


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