Daily Scrum

Daily Scrum is one of the five Scrum ceremonies. Daily Scrum is also called Daily Standup because it is generally held in the form of a time-boxed Standup Meeting.

Team efficacy is improved when its members are thoroughly aligned on the stories they are working on, any impediments blocking those tasks, and what next steps are after the story is completed. Daily Scrum has a few guidelines toward these ends, therefore:

Team members come to the Daily Scrum ready to answer the following three questions:

  1. What have you done since yesterday?
  2. What are you planning to do today?
  3. What impediments/obstacles are blocking your progress?
  • The meeting always starts on time in the same location every day, even if all are not in attendance.
  • The time box is usually 15 minutes.
  • Non-team members may participate, but Daily Scrum is a platform to help the team first and foremost.

Daily Scrum is not the place for deep discussions, especially about removing impediments. Instead, the ScrumMaster documents any impediments that are brought up and work to resolve them outside the meeting. The five Scrum ceremonies are Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Backlog Grooming, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective.

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