Re: [scrumdevelopment] Does daily scrum has to have so rigid structure?
- On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 1:26 PM, BOONE Nadya
>1) Don't show up. Tell them that something came up, and you are sorry
> Adam wrote:
> >Second, there are highly functioning, radically co-located teams where the daily stand-up is tedious: "Yesterday Bob and I worked on the thing... Today we're >working on the other thing right here (on the board.) No obstacles." And Bob says, "Ditto." And I'm thinking, "This is five minutes of my life that I will never get >back." I have an answer for this scenario too, but I got verbally flogged the last time I suggested it. So, I'm going to let you figure it out for yourself. BTW, this is >rare. Maybe 1% of teams have this problem and not the prior one.
> I am the Scrum Master for one such “radically co-located team” and am having a hard time breaking the feeling that the team is reporting to me, rather than to each other.
> I’d be interested in anyone’s thoughts on how to change this.
you missed the stand-up. Ask how it went.
2) Go for a couple of days without having the stand-up and see if
anything breaks. Then try a week. Then try a whole Sprint. Retrospect
after each attempt and find out what works best for your team. Many
teams find that having the stand-up every day is crucial, but some
only need to do it once a week, or never.
(P.S. I know that some of you don't agree with this advice, but I
recommend you try it *then* I'll listen to what you have to say about
>> I am the Scrum Master for one such “radically co-located team” and am having a hard >> time breaking the feeling that the team is reporting to me, rather than to each other.I have done this before too :)
> I'm a fan of the ScrumMaster leaving the room in such situations. Get them in a tight
> circle around the taskboard, ask someone to keep track of impediments for you, and
> stand outside the door.
An alternative is to simply draw people's attention to what is
happening, this can often be enough to help break a habit.
Another thing to ponder might be, why? Is what you are seeing a
symptom of something deeper. And if so, what might be the underlying
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