Decide When You Need to Meet, Workshop, or Write to Save Energy and Time

You’re a busy product person, a Product Owner. You have information the team needs, and you want to meet. A lot. You see the need for these meetings: Standups Backlog refinement Iteration planning Strategic updates, so the team knows what’s going on. Sounds reasonable. Except, the team thinks you want to meet too often. What …

No More Meeting Mutinies

by Johanna Rothman. This article was originally publised in Software DevelopmentMagazine, March 2002. Jim, a development manager, met up with some of his staff in the cafeteria. “Hey, you’ll be late for our weekly status meeting,” he said. “Hurry up!” Don, a senior developer, stopped, turned and stared at him. “No way. I’m not spending another …