AGILE COACHING CORNER
From the Scrum Guide, here’s the definition of a daily scrum
- Team reports to the Scrum Master and not to Each Other.
Daily Scrum is not a habit.
Meeting needs to be always in the same location, starts exactly at the same time and ends after 15 minutes no matter what.
Reporting on tasks instead of replanning.
Replan every day to ensure you meet the sprint goal.
Tips to Make it Better
- Make sure everyone is there.
Make it fun.
Example talking stick, team member selects who talks next instead of scrum master.
- Make the Sprint goal clear at the beginning of the stand up.
Make it a team meeting.
As a Scrum Master step out of the circle or stay away once in a while and observe.
Make a distinction between Signal versus Solve
Take note of issues that arise that needs to be solved to schedule a follow session. These can be right after the stand up or later in the day.