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1 Hour to 2.5 Long Scrums Every Day - Is this Crazy?

None of what you described is Scrum Scrum doesn't have the roles you described. You don't seem to have the two essential roles for Scrum - the Product Owner and the Scrum Master. In Scrum everything ...
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Should Daily Scrum meetings be held in the morning or the afternoon?

TL;DR What is the best part of the day to have the Daily Scrum meetings, in the morning or afternoon? There cannot be a single, canonical answer to this question that will be true for all teams ...
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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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Should Scrum meetings be held in one day or two days?

The simplest answer is to ask the team. Go with what they feel most comfortable with. If it doesn't work out, adapt and shift the meetings around. I have worked with some teams that prefer to have ...
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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 to properly handle a team mate who rambles during daily standup and other meetings?

You do need to make him aware of the impact of his pontification, and it sounds like he has some awareness now. However, it will not cure the issue. It is a well constructed behavior pattern he has ...
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Should Daily Scrum meetings be held in the morning or the afternoon?

In general, all interruptions to the mental "flow" of highly concentrated knowledge workers are counter productive and so the timing, duration and structure of the daily need careful consideration. ...
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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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Gamification, competition, fun and jokes in the daily scrum

I tried to find different ways to keep the daily scrum interesting. Here is what I found and at the same time think that it would be worth trying. Always consider, to not bring somebody in a ...
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Should Scrum meetings be held in one day or two days?

Question is -> should this all happen in one day (of course given the fact that it may be shorter - planning 1 hour, review 1 hour, retro 1,5 hour)? The typical cadence of a the Scrum ceremony is ...
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Should Daily Scrum meetings be held in the morning or the afternoon?

The most important goal of the daily scrum is not to identify problems, but to create a plan for the next 24 hours (until the next daily scrum). It doesn't matter when exactly you do the daily scrum ...
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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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How to properly handle a team mate who rambles during daily standup and other meetings?

TL; DR Don't be tactful, be clear. The Scrum Master is responsible for refereeing the daily stand-up, and a referee's calls need to be unambiguous. If being clear is still insufficient, the team ...
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Gamification, competition, fun and jokes in the daily scrum

I would avoid gamification. It's the kind of thing that some folks enjoy but others find extremely annoying and alienating. Even if your current team members all enjoy it (and I would never be 100% ...
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Gamification, competition, fun and jokes in the daily scrum

Just Say "No" to Scrum Anti-Patterns The daily stand-up is for team coordination. Gamification and intra-team competition are antithetical to the goals of the stand-up, and introducing "fluff" into a ...
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Should Daily Scrum meetings be held in the morning or the afternoon?

Generally speaking, a morning meeting is better, because it doesn't cut the working day into two halves (people mostly complain about meetings because it cuts their work into pieces and they find it ...
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Daily developer "dance scrum" meeting

I've not seen this in action. What I do know is this sounds like a team evolution. When a team is still in the forming, storming or even norming phase, comfort is still being established. At this ...
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1 Hour to 2.5 Long Scrums Every Day - Is this Crazy?

I think the Scrum vs. non Scrum dilemma it's a second-stage problem, you should tackle the most important things first, which IMHO are: Everything is top priority, which also means that nothing is, ...
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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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