Agile or Fr"agile"

Do you follow Agile at your project? Whenever someone asks me this question, I do not have an immediate "YES" or "NO" answer. It goes like ummm... ya we do. Probably I am not fortunate enought (yet) to be under a strict Agilist manager who lays out certain "rules" that the team follows under any and all circumstances. One such rule is the scrum meeting a team has every morning.

Whatever happens a day before, the scrum meeting should be conducted at the same time each day. No exceptions. There are cases where people work late, very late (cough.. Banks cough). If the member is unable to make to office early next day, then he/she should make sure to send their update via mail atleast. But just for that member to attend the meeting, the scrum time should not be altered. It just disturbs the way a agile team member works. Once you get to office, may be check mails, then have the scrum, then get into the zone (or try to get into the zone). Delaying the scrum time causes a ripple effect on stuff that each team member tries to achieve in the day. Just my 2 cents.
So if you are in a team where you are doing something like this, and you can say "NO" to your manager, then please try to make this point.

Happy Programming!


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