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Why aren't you supposed to report status in standups?

It's not that you aren't supposed to report status in the Daily Scrum. Instead, the purpose of the Daily Scrum is to enable the Developers on a Scrum Team to understand the current state of progress ...
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Why aren't you supposed to report status in standups?

TLDR: You don't have a Scrum Master Repeat after me: The Daily Scrum is not an update-to-management meeting! Your Scrum Master(SM) is acting not as a SM, but as a manager. The problem is, the SM is ...
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Are all the scrum ceremonies included in the sprint timebox in Scrum?

From the Scrum Guide: Sprints contain and consist of the Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, the development work, the Sprint Review, and the Sprint Retrospective. All of the events are included in ...
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Why aren't you supposed to report status in standups?

The SM's job is to make sure that the ceremonies happen, not to tell the developers how to conduct their meetings. Daily stand-ups are supposed to be run by and for the development team. While there ...
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Why aren't you supposed to report status in standups?

Slightly different statement of the above - I agree with the other answers, but will share a different perspective. If you are reporting status in a meeting of N people, then that status is of no ...
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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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Are all the scrum ceremonies included in the sprint timebox in Scrum?

Anyone who has studied for any of the Scrum.org certifications knows the answer to this question because it frequently appears in the practice assessment [paraphrasing] Q. When does the next Sprint ...
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Are all the scrum ceremonies included in the sprint timebox in Scrum?

The answer from Thomas Owens is correct. However, I would like to add that depending on the team organization, I think it's acceptable to do some of the ceremonies outside of the 2 weeks considered as ...
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How can I make sure that the development team understand the importance of the Scrum ceremonies?

I may have a slightly different take than the rest of the answers. The Scrum structure should be the tool to help reach goals faster. Effective planning, review, retro, and daily scrum should reduce ...
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How can I make sure that the development team understand the importance of the Scrum ceremonies?

Long term success gets neglected for short term success. A meeting like the retrospective takes time and nothing bad happens immediately if it is canceled. You need to make clear, that the Scrum ...
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Why aren't you supposed to report status in standups?

Other answers cover why the Daily Standup shouldn't be a status report to the Scrum Master, but there's a detail missing: If you need a Daily Standup for the team to know the status, then your ...
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Why aren't you supposed to report status in standups?

Career-oriented advice: It just doesn't matter. I would conform to the SM's request. I would de-escalate as much as possible. I would report it only as normal job duties require, and with a goal ...
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Who starts the daily scrum meeting?

The Scrum Master should coach the team to be self-managing so that they decide and find a way of handling this themselves i.e. if they want to have a specific person, a specific scenario e.g. last ...
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How can I make sure that the development team understand the importance of the Scrum ceremonies?

What does "release pressure" really mean in the context of your team(s)? There are sometimes technical blockers to releases. For example, is it truly the case that every sprint delivers a potentially ...
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How can I make sure that the development team understand the importance of the Scrum ceremonies?

Sadly this is a situation a lot of teams face in organisations that don't fully understand how Scrum works. The key player in this is the Scrum Master. The two main elements of the Scrum Master role ...
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Who starts the daily scrum meeting?

As there is no special meaning to who goes first and who goes after, team members should volunteer. If multiple team members volunteer it should take seconds to sort it out because it does not really ...
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Are all the scrum ceremonies included in the sprint timebox in Scrum?

Yes, per the Scrum Guide, all the Scrum Events (Sprint, Planning, Daily, Review, Retrospective) are completed within the Sprint timebox. I prefer to start the Sprint on Wednesday and complete the ...
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