We do ‘scrum’ here. Or ‘standups.’ Whatever. It’s actually a good idea: A quick, daily meeting for whomever is available to see what’s up.
I’m antisocial and don’t want more meetings, but I like these. It helps that the company is actually listening to what is and isn’t working (Which is why some groups are techncially ‘scrum’ vs. ‘standup’) but there’s some interesting ground rules.
One my coworkers chafed at initially is that scrum updates (led by a ‘scrum master’) are meant to be non-technical. I think this was presented badly: it came off as “Don’t confuse the less technical Scrum master with jargon” but I think the intent is that these sessions are for updates, not problem solving. If only it had been worded like that.