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Reply to Meeting Timeboxes

By Massimo Giliberti Topic posted 09/01/2015

This is the approach I take when facilitating our meetings:

1. Frame the checklist, metrics, and projects sections to remind peeps the goal is to expose information and if they have questions to jot them down so that we can add them to the agenda. 

2. Remind peeps of the goal to be quick and concise if they begin to ramble

3. After building agenda I look at remaining time and divide by the total issues then share with everyone that we have n minutes per issue if we wish to go through them all. 

4. We then time-box issues using our countdown timer (clearly visible). The helps force people into fast-brain and incremental progress mode


This generally works pretty well. On average, we process an issue every 2 minutes.