Our stand-ups were taking over 20 mins, and most importantly, often times people would leave the meeting feeling misaligned. This didn't help the team feel confident about our focus and short-term progress. For a little while, we tried tweaking some things about the meeting, like the scheduled time, reminding people to just report "what matters", etc. Regardless of what we did, the result would essentially be the same. Over time, this would perpetuate the notion that the problem lied in the participants' communication skills. But, what if that wasn't the case? What if the problem lied somewhere else?