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Should we cancel the Daily Stand-Up if we have another meeting during the day?

Why would you need to? The daily stand-up meeting should only take five to fifteen minutes, depending on the size of the Scrum Team. If it is taking longer than that, then that's a separate issue you ...
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Should we cancel the Daily Stand-Up if we have another meeting during the day?

The stand-up in Scrum has a distinct purpose. As do the other meetings defined by Scrum. There is no overlap between their purposes, so having another meeting is not a good reason to cancel the stand-...
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Project Manager cancel or move daily stand-up without notice if he has conflicting meetings

I think the most useful advice can actually be found in the comment on your linked Question. My manager was absolutely shocked to find out that we still had our stand up when he canceled it (a ...
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How to use a physical Kanban board?

The physical Kanban board offers the face-to-face meeting approach. It necessitates all team members to come together. Moreover the feeling for "What I'm now responsible for" increases. We introduced ...
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How should a Scrum Master deal with an angry stakeholder during a PO meeting?

I am drawing assumptions on your PO's agenda, based on my experience of other PO meetings, and discussing a stakeholder's objections on spend would not be consistent with that agenda. The PO, or you, ...
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How should a Scrum Master deal with an angry stakeholder during a PO meeting?

TL;DR I was thinking at the back of my mind to either: defend the PO and budget defend the team, since they were kept busy delivering items from the backlog Bring focus to the meeting ...
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Do long meetings imply lack of 'true agile'?

The "true Agile" you probably have in mind doesn't exist. Some teams are more Agile than others, some are less. For a bunch of other teams Agile is just a buzzword which doesn't reflect in ...
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Should we cancel the Daily Stand-Up if we have another meeting during the day?

TL;DR The Scrum Master for my team cancels the daily stand up if we have another meeting that day...Is canceling the stand-up like this a good idea? Like many things, the answer is "maybe." ...
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Quicker Retrospectives? They are taking longer and are less effective now we are working from home because of COVID

The first item in the Agile Manifesto is: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Your question lists a bunch of tools and asks about more tools, some that are more flexible to use ...
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Minutes of meetings of Daily SCRUM

First of all, with 8-9 developers, each having 1-3 impediments, it seems like the team is not really working together towards the same goal, but working very efficiently towards several goals. (and ...
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Team added "Daily Scrum" as a task in Jira. How do I get rid of this?

No team I ever met was self-motivated to fill out bureaucracy tickets. The question you should ask is: who wants them to count hours and why. Then find out how to solve that need. Ideally, you ...
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Quicker Retrospectives? They are taking longer and are less effective now we are working from home because of COVID

All the team members can agree on some set of guidelines to help. We are following these fun guidelines that are working very well for us: No person can talk for more than 1 minute at a time. Every ...
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Quicker Retrospectives? They are taking longer and are less effective now we are working from home because of COVID

A few additional suggestions that we've tried with some success: To specify seating order, you can do things like: have everyone roll dice (slack has a D&D dice roller app, use /roll d100 to get ...
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Post Scrum facilitation

What you are describing may well be healthy Scrum behaviour. Scrum relies on communication between the development team members as this promotes synchronisation and improves team effectiveness. It ...
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How to use a physical Kanban board?

A physical Kanban board acts as an information radiator. It is useful for several reasons: It allows the team to coordinate their efforts by giving them the big picture. For example, they may notice ...
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Should we cancel the Daily Stand-Up if we have another meeting during the day?

According to Mike Cohn, an Agile thought leader, it is acceptable to cancel the daily scrum on planning days. His logic is that the purpose of the daily scrum is to synchronize effort between team ...
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Agile - How to increase engagement of team members in the planning meeting?

It could be many things and it's unlikely that the 5+ out of 10 have the same reason for not speaking. With such a small team you can get to know their personalities and how they behave outside the ...
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Who starts the daily scrum meeting?

The team should decide. The meeting belongs to the team. If the issue of starting off is a persistent problem during the sprint, then the SM should bring it up during the retro and facilitate the ...
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Standup Frequency & Content for Kanban

Focus on delivering, not on hosting ceremonies. The main idea of having a daily meeting (in a support / maintenance context) is to socialise what's being done and identify potential points of ...
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How can we fix Sprint Planning meetings that are unproductive?

TL;DR You have several process problems. Process problems have a cost. Those costs should be visible, and the cost of fixing the problems should be charged against the project to ensure transparency. ...
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Collecting And Sharing Status

I found that walking around and talking to each person is the only effective way to get a full status update. the write it up and send an email. Unless you're really good at it, don't use electronic ...
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What are the ways for Daily status reporting to make process more easy?

Our low-tech solution to this has been using a wiki. If the version control tool you are using has an integrated wiki, like Trac or GitHub, you can use that; otherwise you can use a standalone wiki ...
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What are the ways for Daily status reporting to make process more easy?

The value of the daily scrum is for people working closely together to sync up on their short-term plan. My first recommendation would be to allow portions of your team working together to organize ...
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For a two-week Sprint, can I adjust the meeting dates when there is a holiday in our country?

Bart is correct, Sprints are supposed to be fixed length and not vary from sprint to sprint. If you are constantly changing durations, you can't get into a good cadence and that's key to effective ...
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Sharing important information effectively in an small group

Knowledge Socialisation Sessions. Each project uses a different name for this, but the bottomline is that projects with more than a a handful of people requires a process where people can have a ...
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Standup Frequency & Content for Kanban

SSR, I think Tiago has provided some great perspectives and solutions to try out. I will just add a few things - Kanban (the Kanban Method) is an "evolutionary method" to help you improve what you ...
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Should activities before kick-off meeting be represented in a Schedule Plan

The work you do before you have contract is of no concern to the customer. The customer would not care what you did, how much it cost you, whether you had issues doing that work, etc. If you added ...
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Quicker Retrospectives? They are taking longer and are less effective now we are working from home because of COVID

But also, let it be said that most of the software teams that I have worked with over many decades are entirely or partly "remote." (Even within the USA, which is a very big country.) Some people ...
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Do long meetings imply lack of 'true agile'?

If you are regularly holding long meetings, then it is fair to say that your organization is not reaping the benefits of Agile thinking. Certainly, a daily retrospective, which is a common mindfulness ...
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What is a clear, but more friendly term than "post mortem?"

A more friendly and less formal alternative term for "post-mortem" is "lessons learned" or "retrospective." This term focuses on the positive aspect of learning from ...
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