At Delphi in Gothenburg, where I am currently employed, we create all kinds of cool products for the automotive industry. To organize our development process, we use SCRUM and abide by the Agile principles.
Every morning, we have a short meeting where we discuss what our progress has been since the previous meeting, what we intend to work on until the next one, as well as mention any obstacles that we face. This meeting, the “daily stand-up”, is supposed to be short and should not last more than 10-15 minutes.
However, we used to have a problem: As our team is full of talented and passionate developers, we love to talk about the tasks at hand, details of the conducted work, engage into technical discussions about issues etc. Sometimes… too much! This stretches our meeting time and keeps us from getting the most out of our work hours. To solve this problem, here comes Scrumtato, a gadget to make daily stand-ups agile again!