What scrum meetings do companies perform the most? What that meeting distribution says about the average maturity of applying scrum practices?
Measured agility posture describes how companies start to understand agile and scrum practices.
Retrospectives help a team identify their strengths and weaknesses. A retrospective event aligns a team over areas of improvement.
Teams perform retrospectives twice a month, to check on how they work together and grow as a team.
New action items
Around 3 action items are added per retrospective. Teams actively seek areas for further improvement.
resolved action items
Taking action to improve 5x each month! Teams stay consistent adding and resolving action items!
Teams keep retrospective meetings short.
A big part of the retrospective is spent on members collecting their notes.
2.5 🌎 rotations, covering all timezones. Remote participants have more than 18 working hours to share their thoughts.
A day and 8 hours is spent on gathering thoughts. Remote teams kickstart their async retrospectives with the first day allocated on writing notes.
Beyond gathering notes,
the discussion stage is where teams spend their time.
Participants discuss to create meaningful action items.
Standup helps a team gain alignment over current work in progress, resolve any blocking issues, and cross-check that they’re working on the most important stuff.
Every 2nd working day teams align their focus.
8 people is the average size of a team working on scrum/agile.
Teams have a slight preference over meeting in-person for their daily standups, compared to not meet at all and perform an asynchronous standup.
2.25 hours per month is spent on an in-person standup meeting. Validating and unblocking work increments.
Average speaking time
Each member is efficient at sharing updates on work in progress, impediments, and next items to work on.
Covering almost all timezones, as the maximum possible time difference is 12 hours.
in chat app
1 in 3 teams use an established chat service for their daily standup.
Planning poker helps the team refine upcoming work and provide an unbiased estimate of the effort required. During this ceremony, the team usually refines blurry aspects of future work.
Members votes are not that aligned over the effort needed for upcoming work.
Average voted effort
Between 5 and 8 of Fibonacci scale for story point estimation. Tasks that are voted tend to be large, some further breakdown could be useful.
Teams spend a significant time on each task during a session. This means that voted tasks are well defined.
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