Retrospective of the daily meetings

It is not easy to use immediately the daily meeting at its full potential: there are some typical traps that Agile teams fall into. Here are some of them:

Talking Chickens

Bad: Chickens (see Attendance in the daily meeting post) attending the daily meeting are allowed to ask questions or make observations.

Why is it bad?: During the daily meeting the only participants allowed to speak are the pigs (those committed to the project); chickens (those involved but not committed) may attend and observe but are not allowed to speak.  There is a reason for this rule: even if a chicken is allowed to make a comment one time – because the comment was actually useful – how do we later prevent a chicken from commenting (when the comment may not be useful)?

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