In Scrum the team holds a daily scrum meeting called  “Daily scrum” or ” Daily Stand UP meeting” ,which is one of the ceremonies we practices on each day of a sprint. Meetings are typically held in the same location and at the same time each day. Ideally, a daily standup meeting is held in the morning, as it helps set the context for the coming day’s work. These scrum meetings are strictly time-boxed to 15 minutes. This keeps the discussion brisk but relevant.

All team members are required to attend scrum meetings. Since both the Scrum Master and product owner are committed team members, they are expected to attend and participate. Any other stakeholders are allowed to attend, but is there only to listen..

But when any attendee like Scrum Master or Product Owner will start behaving like team’s boss, then it will hampers self-organization and emergent leadership.

Critical to keep in mind that these meetings are for team communication, not for the Scrum Master, not for the Product Owner, and not for any other stakeholders that care to listen in.

The daily scrum meeting is not used as a problem-solving or issue resolution meeting. Issues that are raised are taken offline and usually dealt with by the relevant subgroup immediately after the meeting. During the daily scrum, each team member answers the following three questions:

  • What did I do yesterday that helped the Development Team meet the Sprint Goal?
  • What will I do today to help the Development Team meet the Sprint Goal?
  • Do I see any impediment that prevents me or the Development Team from meeting the Sprint Goal?

By focusing on what each person accomplished yesterday and will accomplish today, the  development team inspect progress toward the Sprint Goal and to inspect how team is progressing towards completing the work in Sprint Backlog.. The daily scrum meeting is not a status update meeting in which a boss is collecting information about who is behind schedule. Rather, it is a meeting in which team members make commitments to each other and synchronize their work.

Standing up at the Daily Scrum will help keep it short. Topics that require additional attention may be discussed by whoever is interested after every team member has reported.

The Daily Scrum is intended to disrupt old habits of working separately. Members should remain vigilant for signs of the old approach. For example, looking only at the Scrum Master when speaking is one symptom that the team hasn’t learned to operate as a self-organizing entity.

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  • January 3, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Very informative blog!!


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