meetings, meetings

In Meetings, meetings, everywhere… David Allen (author of Getting Things Done) tells an alarming story and also quotes Dave Barry:

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potetial, that word would be: “meetings.”

In a current project of mine, our metrics suggest that this is the biggest factor in the team’s low throughput of user stories. Meetings and other distractions have more impact than legacy code, lack of tests, poor backlog management, sloppy timeboxing, weak object design, …

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