I've only worked at one place used scrum, and one more remote but for me the daily came at 6PM, while the company itself held it at a reasonable 11 AM.

In Seattle it was the exact same thing every day:

"I'm working on the same thing I was working on yesterday" And it was rarely less than an hour.

My project was mine alone, and nobody at the meeting needed to know the state of my progress, nor did I need to know theirs. My manager wasn't in the "daily scrum."

All this reminds me of Microsoft, where "going through the motions" described most of our work. The methodology said morning meeting, so by god we had a morning meeting even though it was by any objective and candid analysis a complete waste of time. Microsoft wanted me to tear apart my release-ready app to add unit tests so they could check that box. Going through the motions.

Yeah, "stories." Do we get milk and cookies?

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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