Learn how to hold a more effective daily planning meetings to make better use of your time“The more the team offers and asks for help the better they’ll become at working together.” Click To Tweet
During Daily Scrum meetings, otherwise known as agile stand-up meetings, discuss board items from right to left. It may sound counterintuitive but it helps your team focus on completing open items before starting new ones. While working from right to left, each team member should only talk about;
Daily Scrum meetings should be no longer than 15-minutes, regardless of team size.
Trust is key in the Scrum framework (aka Scrum methodology), so you’ll need to encourage the team to be honest about any risks to the work. For example, requirements for an item may change after going through refinement sessions and planning sessions. By communicating how important this is and finding a solution, you’ll help the team to grow stronger and more resilient.
You may see your team offering and asking for help early on and then gradually decline over time. The key is to encourage this behaviour so that it persists. Why? Because it’s not the sign of a weak team, but a strong one. High performing teams do it constantly as it the reduces risks and strengthens development.
I hope the video and tips above help you to improve Daily Scrum meetings for your team. Refer back to this page whenever you need a refresher. If you have any questions or topics you’d like me to cover, leave a comment below or send me a message through my website. Thanks for reading. See you next time!
A leadership team development specialist, International Coach Federation - Professional Certified Coach, with global product management experience since 2000, employing Agile & Lean since 2010, Georg Fasching helps digital creative agencies’ leadership teams delight their clients, fulfil their people, and improve their prosperity.