I'm looking to consolidate some ad-hoc communications into a weekly staff format like M&M suggest. Looking over my notes, the recommendation is 10 minutes per direct, with a 90-minute to 2-hour time limit on the overall meeting.
I have nine directs, plus a couple of guys matrixed in from other functional managers that probably ought to be involved. Let's assume I go with just the nine - that's 90 minutes alone for standup briefings. Add the two 15-minute sessions (waterfall and special topic), plus a 5 minute welcome period and we're already at 2:05, and that's with no WWW/TALA or Parking Lot.
My thought is to cut the standup briefings to 5 minutes, which keeps the meeting at 2 hours if you do 5/5/5 for Welcome/WWWTALA/Parking Lot...10 minutes for the PL if WWW/TALA is not done.