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Questions tagged [daily-scrum]

This tag is for questions about the practice or implementation of the Daily Scrum meeting within the Scrum framework. This meeting is also commonly known as the "daily stand-up."

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questions around “standups” for remote team [closed]

I have been working as a software developer for more than a decade. Recently I took a new job where I have to manage a remote team of 5 developers. We have a "stand up" conference call every day at ...
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Who starts the daily scrum meeting?

Is the scrum meeting started by the person whom comes to the meeting last or Anybody chosen by the team starts the scrum meeting? Tried to find answer to this question but no luck till now
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PO likes to organise refinements during the Daily Scrum - therefore hanging the time/place of the daily

So - I'm a SM - my Product Owner likes to organise refinements in the morning. His logic is that such meetings at the beginning of the day don't collide with a thought process when a developer is in ...
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What can I constructively say when looking at the Sprint Burndown

During our daily standup we examine our Sprint Burndown to look at how we're getting on against the goal line. I often struggle for constructive things to say about the graph and tend to resort to: ...
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Two clients, one team, should we still have the standups together?

We are team of a 7 developers, 2 interns, one user experience specialist and a Quality Assurance member. The team is usually dealing with new clients. Not all members are involved in the same project; ...
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Does Scrum makes sense for 12 members in a Development Team?

Our team is consist of 12 people who work on one product. While Scrum says team size should be 3-9 people. So, should we not use Scrum only because of team size? We probably can't split the team, ...
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TFS 2012, technical support and experts

I'm new managing Scrum 2.2 Template for TFS 2012 and I got a few questions about. Despite the philosophy: How technical support is involved in this process? How expert clients report issues for ...
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Methods to improve daily scrum / standup

My Team's Daily Scrum needs improvement and I was wondering if anyone has a workshop idea/method on how to improve. The current issues that my team face are: They tend to go off topic, instead of ...
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Where does the scrum team's authority ends and the development manager's begins?

In a scrum team, the team has decided that they want to hold their morning standups at 10am. The team is in London, and claimed that 9:30 is marginally early, in the sense that sometimes public ...
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What are the ways for Daily status reporting to make process more easy?

We are currently facing issue for the Daily standup reporting. We are more than 70 people in the team, and some people are working at client side location as well. So in daily scrum meeting it takes ...
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What are some specific techniques to keep the daily Stand-up productive? [closed]

What are some specific examples that help make a daily scrum productive. I understand that in a daily Scrum meeting the basic questions reviewed are: What did you do yesterday? What are your plans ...
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How to better structure a big scrum team?

I have joined a start up company as a PM/ scrum master which had 3 scrum teams with different domain specialty 1-FW/cloud, 2- machine learning, and 3- front end( UX/ UI/ dev/QA) on one backlog. The ...
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Are these questions valid for a daily scrum?

For the daily scrum, is it correct to say "A standup meeting is about answers, not questions"? Or another statement: "A standup is to talk about the What, not the How or Why"? I feel that the "why" ...
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How do I encourage my team to become more cross functional?

Following advice from here, as the product manager, I am encouraging my dev team to become more cross functional by allocating basic front end tasks to the back end developer and vice versa. I have ...
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I am a brand new scrum master, and my team almost refuses to do the stand-up, what do I do?

I am a new scrum master for my company and we're trying our first few sprints. The dev team has had non-mandatory stand ups for a while which people attend infrequently at best. Now that we're doing ...
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Making sprint GREEN

In a sprint (#1) we decided on tasks and user stories. One of the task we thought of 6 hours turns out to be a difficult one, due to technical complexity. The complexity was such that we can't ...
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Should we cancel the Daily Stand-Up if we have another meeting during the day?

The Scrum Master for my team cancels the daily stand up if we have another meeting that day, like Backlog Refinement (formerly Backlog Grooming) or some other planning meeting. I don't think it's a ...
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In a scrum development environment, management keeps adding stories in the sprint

In a company, they have been trying to implement scrum for something less than a year, and they have made some good progress. However, in the last 4-5 months and prior to the release of the software, ...
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Development manager in the morning scrum

In a company, the development manager comes from a technical and PM background. He also acts as a tech lead, without doing any development work though. He focuses on the management side of the role. ...
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Is it right for a team lead to force the team to do work in a particular way?

The way I understand Scrum is that the team organizes itself. As a developer, I should decide what's the right way to reach a goal. If necessary, I should communicate with other team members to get ...
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Scrum - Daily Standup, Demo, Retrospective - Mandatory? How?

I've got of an involved question, here. (Apologies if I provided too much unnecessary explanation; if so just skip to 'The Problem') First, let me explain... The Situation: We're a middling-size ...
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Back-and-forth questions in daily stand-up meeting

In the context of daily stand-ups in scrum meetings, when the banter gets too heinous, what criteria should a scrummaster set for back-and-forth questions? Say for instance, there's a developer and ...
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Alternative to CSM and PSM for becoming a Scrum Master

Is there an alternative to Scrum Alliance's CSM and Scrum Org's PSM for becoming a scrum master? I have been talking to a lot of people who have taken these courses and find the content of CSM and PSM ...
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Should developers from different projects do a stand-up meeting together in Scrum?

I am from small organization, where currently we are planning to practice stand-up meetings. There are three developers currently, one developer is involved in two projects and the other two are each ...
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Is the Product Owner allowed to be at the Daily Scrum event?

Throughout the Scrum Open Assessments there often appears a question about who must attend to the Daily Scrum event. This is always correctly answered by saying that only the Development Team is ...
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Is there a way to use JIRA to back daily standup meeting?

Our daily stand up meeting Most developers make notes about what they will talk about, simple text list with done and to-do section. Tickets they worked on are listed there. Is there a way to ...
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Should a Scrum team formally track daily commitments?

Should a Scrum team be tracking the daily commitments each team member makes during the Daily Scrum? We write them down in a kind of a mini task manager, and then we mark them as done during the work ...
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Alternatives to individual standing up in the “stand-up meeting”?

I'm experiencing persisting pain in the back, and it's medically proved that it's present and that it will never improve but only degrade. I can stand for 5-10 minutes before the pain starts to be ...
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What are the pros and cons of using Daily Standups?

What are the pros and cons of using Daily Standups? I am interested in your personal opinion about this. Positive side of Daily Standups I see, but negative I can't find.
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Are daily stand ups the same for Kanban and Scrum teams?

There is a lot of discussion about what should and what should not be allowed in daily stand ups. Some people say it should not include status updates. What is the definition of a status update? ...
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Kanban team engages in technical discussions after daily standup

My Kanban development team is very good about sticking to the 15 minute daily standup rule and not discussing technical details and not giving updates but co-ordinating activities for the day etc. ...
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Scrum team doesn't want to have standups

I am a ScrumMaster for Scrum team. The team didn't show up for the standup this morning. I went and spoke to the team and they said they don't want to have stand-ups because the product owner (PO) ...
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Daily developer “dance scrum” meeting [closed]

In the Harvard Business Review's Guide to Making Every Meeting Matter, one contributor describes a unique process for their daily standup: "To keep impromptu meetings short, I instituted Dance ...
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Daily Stand up Three Question Format a sign of team immaturity?

I've come to believe that, like the daily scrum, the 3 questions are a sign of team capability immaturity. I'm about to decree to all my teams that we will be doing away with the three questions ...
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Visiting daily scrums - dos and don'ts

When you visit one of the daily scrums whilst being in a role above those scrums, do you usually participate as a beholder or, do you also speak like all scrum team members: What did you do yesterday ...
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Should Daily Scrum meetings be held in the morning or the afternoon?

I was used to morning Daily scrum meetings (after 30/60 mins of work), but currently we are conducting meetings after 6 hours of work. I think this approach has the advantage of focusing on the ...