Why your Daily Scrums suck (part 1)

The Daily Scrum is NOT a daily status meeting!

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Never let the Daily Scrum become a status meeting! (image: “Great Job Soldiers” by 316th ESC)

The status quo

Why Daily Scrums were invented

A better Daily Scrum

Alarm signals you should know

Scrum Master asking everyone to report

Team only speaks in response to Scrum Master

Scrum Master starting and ending the meeting

How to fix it

Be quiet on purpose

Encourage team members not to look at Scrum Master

(If needed) Teach or expel the Product Owner

Encourage team members to appoint next in line

People should say when they’re finished

Summary

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