Stand-ups are supposed to be short. Sometimes, however, one or more team members start going into too much detail and the chat drifts off to a different subject.
When one of us thinks that the conversation should be taken offline or discussed with a smaller/different group of people – we take advantage of Mango rule – anyone at the meeting can simply say ‘Mango!’.
Just to be clear – it doesn’t mean ‘shut up’. It means – ‘this is off-topic, take it offline’.
This is a fun way of staying focussed on the subject and practicing team self discipline. My team loves it so much, that it has become a verb (i.e. Can we mango this please?). From time to time they are even ‘mangoing’ themselves…