If you are getting immeasurable value out of them.
If no one is dropping out on their phones.
If people are looking more towards the front than at their laptops.
If everyone is engaged.
If the conversation is exciting, discourse is happening and everyone is respectful of each other’s ideas.
If forward momentum is happening.
If it’s worth it.
We are focusing too much on timeboxing simply for the sake of timeboxing when in effect we should be focused on the value and not how long it took.
Don’t kill the momentum because Outlook pops up and says so.