I am working on a project and we have regular (usually weekly), informal meetings, where we discuss the status of the project and the GUI of it.
I'm the only developer there, the other 4-5 people have a non-IT background.
This meeting took much longer than usual, but at one point, one of my colleagues asked about some fields in the program and how they get filled. I answered and in the discussion I noticed, that I totally got the process wrong in my mind.
But since we talked about it and found the error beforehand, I can change it pretty quickly.
While thinking about this, I've asked myself, if there is a factor between meeting time when it comes to saving development time?
For example 1 minute of meeting time might save X minutes of development time.
If so, this would help is to define, how often and how long our meetings should be.
(Just to clarify: I dont want to make better meetings, even being able to determine roughly the length of the meetings is optional. I am mostly interested IF there is a relation between meeting time and development time! My reason to ask: curiosity!)