Friday, August 25, 2006

Easy Scrum – 3 Don’t let this happen


Ok this is another experience I had with scrum teams; One day I noticed that our daily scrum meetings were going on for hours.

What we have to keep in mind is that, the Daily Scrum is not used as a problem-solving or issue resolution meeting.(this is the exact mistake they did) Otherwise what happens is that daily scrum takes too long and due to the issues raised by few people, the whole team keeps on arguing and going on in different directions. Actually those issues can be taken care of, after the daily scrum meeting with affected team members.

During the Daily Scrum meeting, each team member is asked to answer the following questions;

  1. What did you do yesterday?
  2. What will you do today?
  3. Are there any impediments in your way?

So the sprint backlog should be updated accordingly. and if there are any impediments, they should be listed . After the scrum meeting, you can take care of the issues found out at the meeting or any other adhoc issues.. Other wise You will start the scrum meeting at 9AM and go till 5Pm when there is a critical issue with your program specs or class diagrams..

2 comments:

Gogula on 11:11 PM said...

Ok. Won't let this happen.

Anton Vishnyak, PMP on 7:39 AM said...

You are exactly right with this post. When faced with this situation, I typically assign someone to take ownership of an issue and solve it outside of the Scrum. I feel that ownership of an issue is important because it prevents the "I thought you were going to handle it" scenario.

 

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