I manage a team of 10 Developers and Test Engineers. Its a new team, and team is slowly transitioning into Agile Scrum. We have meetings on team agreements, and things like definition of done, release plans etc.
I have observed that there are some individuals who always cause meetings to go into a non-decisive mode by discussing too much, or refuting someones suggestion etc. I can see sometimes that the suggestions / proposals made by other team members come from experience in the team from many years; and the people causing the conflicts are rather not that well versed with the processes etc.
I want to know some common ways to deal with this when in the middle of the meeting to
- Drive the discussion towards an amicable conclusion / decision
- manage these members to avoid getting into such conflicts and rather focus on giving proposals a chance.