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Old 08-31-2008, 07:12 PM   #11
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Actually, I would much prefer to have every meeting that involved me to be done on the same day as I would have the other 4 days completely free of meetings and get my programming tasks done.

As long as I knew ahead of time which day the meetings were held on, I would be more inclined to prepare for them mentally knowing that I wouldn't be programming for most (if any) of the day.
Agreed, as one great quote I read said, "Programmers aren't sports cars, they are more like trains. It takes a while for them to get really going and when you stop them it takes them a while to get going again." So when you have a lot of meetings you have to keep starting and stopping.
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:13 PM   #12
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However, it is usually good to hold meetings, even if they are short (10 minutes or less), just to see that everyone is still on the same page. It's a great opportunity to network, ask for help on difficult points, and informally cover a lot of ground before and afterwards, as all the key players you may be looking for are there.

If you have a point that needs to be covered with a limited audience, it's better to hold them back after the meeting and speak just with them, rather than hold up the entire audience.
That is why using SCRUM rocks.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:10 PM   #13
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I'm afraid I'm not familiar with SCRUM.

Does this somehow involve holding meetings on the Rugby Pitch?
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:19 PM   #14
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Does this somehow involve holding meetings on the Rugby Pitch?
It also involves sprints, although I've only studied the technique in classes so the others could proberbly explain it more thouorghly.
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:23 AM   #15
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I'm afraid I'm not familiar with SCRUM.

Does this somehow involve holding meetings on the Rugby Pitch?
It'd be worth your while to become familiar with SCRUM, as it is all the rage in game development these days.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCRUM
All the cool kids are doing it :P
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:16 PM   #16
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Does this somehow involve holding meetings on the Rugby Pitch?
I wish as a rugby player I was super excited the first time I heard of SCRUM. And most people don't use pure SCRUM just parts of it.
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:08 PM   #17
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I wish as a rugby player I was super excited the first time I heard of SCRUM.
Rugby is pain...lol
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Meh what is life without a little pain. It makes you realize you are alive.
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:12 PM   #19
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Meh what is life without a little pain. It makes you realize you are alive.
Hehe, very true.
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