My company has always used a sort-of-Agile process. We do scrums three times a week. The development manager is basically the Scrum Master(SM), while the Team Lead is the alternate/backup SM.
We used to be a small team of about 5 or 6, and the time spent on scrum was never an issue because we kept it to about 15 minutes.
We've recently hired a number of new people, and with about a dozen people, our scrum time bumped up to about a half hour.
The manager/SM now consider the time to be an issue and a couple changes were implemented.
The team has been split into two groups and each group is assigned to either the primary SM or alternate SM. Employees rotate teams each scrum, so everyone will eventually scrum together at least once.
This just seems wrong. It makes scrum less effective, since I don't know what half my team is doing.
Has anyone else had a problem managing a large scrum? Was there anything you did that seemed to help reduce the amount of time it took?
I'm not trying to usurp management, this is just something I've been thinking more about lately.