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Daily Scrum

The Daily Scrum is a short meeting held every day to coordinate the effort and overcome roadblocks during a Sprint.





 Purpose
To take a pulse of the progress and remove impediments as quickly as possible.



 Roles  Primary Performer
 Secondary Performers
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 Optional:



 Main Description
 During the Sprint, the ScrumMaster runs a 15 minutes meeting daily (known as the Daily Scrum) in order to:
  • Keep the project momentum strong
  • Invite team members to communicate
  • Detect any road-blocks real-time
  • Motivate the team
 Steps
 The meeting agenda and flow is very simple. The ScrumMaster asks each team member the following 3 questions:
  • What have you done since the last meeting?
  • What are you planning to do today?
  • Is there anything preventing you from achieving your goals?



 Key Practices
  • The Daily Scrum meeting should be timeboxed to 15 minutes. The goal of the meeting is to detect potential issues, not to resolve them on the spot (This is the role of the ScrumMaster to do so later in the day)
  • The meeting maybe attended by anyone but only the Scrum Team members can speak.
  • The meeting should happen at the same location, at the same time every day and should start on-time.
  • The meeting should be a stand-up meeting, so that team members are not tempted to exceed the time limit.
 Guidelines
  • The Daily Scrum is not intended to be a problem-solving meetings. Issues if any should be jotted down and addressed immediately after the meeting, led by the ScrumMaster.
  • The status update by each team member is intended to inform other team members, not management.
  • All team members are required to attend. If a team member cannot attend, the meeting should not be postpone, the team member should pick another team member to represent him/her.
 Concepts
  •  It is important that all team members are on-time for the meeting. To enforce this rule, the ScrumMaster may implement a late fee concept (where the money collected is eventually used to take the team out for lunch or to donate to charity).
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