re: Excerpts from ‘The Clean Coder' VIEW POST


I don't see anyone commenting on the standup meetings approach it describes. This technique of everyone talking about stuff done, doing and blockers almost always ends up being a time waster (you know, the one that blunders their way through it because they haven't been attached to their intravenous coffee drip yet, or the one who doesn't shut up trying to impress how busy they are). Worse, it promotes siloing and demotes pairing. What matters is the work - talk about the tickets/tasks on the board and how they're going to get progressed today. Talk about the important ones like blockers or expedites first, you may not even need to bother talking about the low pointers. Talk about it like a team, not a bunch of individuals justifying their jobs. Praise what you achieved in retro, instead of moaning about how you feel unfulfilled in your job!

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