Daily Scrum. This process also called a scrum meeting, consists of getting the whole team together at a certain time each day and each taking turns to report back to the others.
Entry: Report of each team member
Output: An adjusted plan for achieving the script’s goals.
Meeting for 15 minutes every day at the same time.
All interested persons are invited, but only team members are allowed to speak.
“What have I done since the last scrum.
What I will do for the next scrum.
What problems I see in achieving the goal of the scram.”
The task of the scrum master is to keep track of the rules. It is not difficult to calculate that, for example, a team of 7 people for each report should be no more than 2 minutes. At first, timekeeping may be required. The scrum master can take a watch or phone and measure the time for each person. Subsequently, even the most disorganized people will get into the habit of preparing for the daily scrum, speaking quickly, and using concise formulations.
If someone on the team has a problem, the team helps. There are many ways to do this: a) give quick advice, b) agree on who will advise on issue c) break down the story in more detail and give some of the tasks to another team member, d) change the doer of the story, e) simplify the task by changing the approach to the solution, etc.
Actions that do not fit into the rules of a scrum really should be taken outside of the rules. The rally only quickly determines who and when will come together to solve the problem.
The goals of the daily scrum are to ensure that the entire team is in the same information field and that problems that arise cannot derail the sprint. If a problem is not silenced, there is time and opportunity to respond to it.
If your team works in distributed mode or for some other reason everyone can’t get together at the same time, then you can use the software to stay open. As you remember, this is one of the values of the scrum.
If it is not necessary, I still recommend holding classic daily scrum meetings in a live format or at least via Internet telephony. In this case, it is not necessary to take notes.
The live format has several advantages over the written format:
- A written text loses 70% of the information that is conveyed nonverbally (facial expressions, gestures, emotional tone, etc.) And this is part of humanity. For example, in a text, a person may write that there is no problem, but in his mood, you can see that he needs to encourage a joke and friendly support.
- It is not a fact that everyone who has written a report, will look at the reports of others. And in this case, participants lose the big picture and decrease interaction.
- If someone does not come to a scrum meeting, everyone can see it. If someone did not send a report, no one except the scrum master will know about it.
- Show up on time every day, so as not to delay the entire team – this is very disciplined. By the way, the daily scrum is a good excuse to get the employees who like to sleep at the same time in the morning the same time 🙂
If the daily scrum is not held in the morning, but, for example, in the afternoon, “yesterday afternoon” in the report is the time from yesterday’s scrum meeting to today.