Daily Scrum Deep Dive

——   Created by Will Jeffrey

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11
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47m
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Frustrated with long, boring stand-ups?

Daily Scrum meetings (also known as a "daily stand-up", a "daily huddle", "morning roll-call", "daily sync", etc.) are probably the most visible component of Scrum. There are groups that claim they are doing agile due to the mere presence of this one meeting. It’s as if people think that adopting a quick 15 minute meeting is the answer to every dysfunction in their organization.

There is nothing inherently wrong with having a daily scrum, it’s a great practice. The thing you have to realize though is that three questions are just a starter kit… they help you understand the kinds of things you might want to talk about… they are not the reason you meet for your daily meeting. As a Scrum team, you have made a commitment to your customer, and to yourselves, to deliver a certain amount of product at the end of the sprint. The daily Scrum is a recurring opportunity for the team to get together and discuss their progress against that shared commitment.

That’s why our goal in this course is getting the most out of the Daily Scrum meeting, one of the core Scrum events. 

We are confident that well-managed Daily Scrum meetings provide the shortest feedback loop, which makes them special. Doing so will you succeed with Agile. 

Who is the target audience?

  • Scrum Master & Agile Coach,
  • Any Agile Team member,
  • Anyone who attends a daily stand-up meeting.

 You will learn:

  • The purpose and intent of the main 3 questions asked during the meeting,
  • How to plan & execute the meeting,
  • How to have a more effective communication.

In every part, best practices coming from the agile community are taught. You will appreciate additional recommended practices, based on my own experience, that are up to you to implement or not according to your situation. As well, obstacles that everyone involved in a stand-up meeting has already/will encounter(ed), and their workarounds and solutions.

This course includes pieces of advice for distributed teams and remote workers.

The course project

Next time you attend a stand-up meeting, check the following items:

  • Are time and place inconsistent?
  • Are team members joining late?
  • Are updates missing from absentees?
  • Are team members focused on a status update to a leader?
  • Are team members not listening to others?
  • Are team members engaged in story telling?
  • Are team members “cannot remember what they did”?
  • Do updates have no value to others?
  • Are distractions like mobile phone allowed?
  • Do side discussions happen during the meeting?
  • Are impediments never raised?
  • Are meetings about problem solving?
  • Are meetings running overtime?

11 Lessons

0:03:46
Introduction
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0:01:35
What are you syncing about?
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0:03:40
Why these 3 questions?
0:07:11
Deep dive into the 3 questions
0:05:00
How to plan the meeting
0:05:13
How to participate effectively
0:03:54
How about the content?
0:05:45
How to run the meeting
0:03:23
Get the most out of the daily scrum
0:02:42
Bonus: how to walk the board
0:05:23
Bonus: negative personas in daily scrums
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About the instructor

Will has over 20 years of Software Development experience with his last 15 years in the role as Project Manager, Scrum Master and Agile Coach Master.

He managed or facilitated projects of different scale, project size from dozen man-days to hundred man-years.

He has trained & coached hundreds of professionals, …

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