I work with a relatively small (6 people) Software Configuration Management team in what would be considered a more traditional or "non-agile" environment; however, within the past year our CM lead has instituted the practice of holding a daily "stand up" meeting for just our CM group in which we cover:
- What we accomplished yesterday
- What we plan to accomplish today
- What our current impediments are
I understand this is relatively standard practice within an agile work environment and can see the benefit of it there; however, we do not follow any other agile processes and the meetings tend to be very back and forth and also tend to drag on. Several members of our team go too far into detail which does not concern the entire team and would be better served in an offline conversation when answering the first two questions specifically.
Additionally our leads, who essentially serve as the scrum masters and run the meeting tend to ask a lot of follow up questions, which further derails the conversation from being beneficial to all which are involved.
These meetings are mandatory and in my opinion a waste of time (45-60 mins a week including driving back and forth five days a week)
As a participant, how can I help to make our meetings more focused/relevant/beneficial/shorter to our team?
Update: The meetings have become sit down meetings where none of the three questions above are even covered.