Scrum of Scrums
- Hi everyone I just sign up with the group yesterday. I have a
question / looking for advice on the scrum of scrums.
I currently have 4 scrum teams all working of the same code base /
project, each team consisting of 6 people. I have two daily stand up
sessions, one at 9:30 - 9:45 for two of the teams (in separate
rooms / areas), and one at 9:45-10:00am for the other two teams
(using the two same separate rooms / areas that the first two teams
use). Meeting room space is in short supply which is partly the
reason for doing the above. Then at 10:05-10:20am I have a scrum of
scrums whereby the scrum masters for each of the four teams attend,
as does one 'pig' representative from each of the teams. At the
scrum of scrums we ask each 'pig' representative to answer the
following questions: What did my team do since the last scrum of
scrums? What is my team planning on doing before the next scrum of
scrums? What blocking issues does their team have? I also find us
scrum master discussing the blocking issues although we are pretty
good at keeping the meeting to 15 minutes.
So my questions are:
1. Is this the recommended approach when using multiple scrum teams?
2. Do other people hold the scrum of scrums straight after the daily
scrums or do people have better suggestions on timing?
3. I feel for some of the team members instead of just being
involved in a 15 minute daily stand up, they are involved in 30-45
minutes of stand ups which feels too much. Am I basically on the
right track with my approach or can I refine it?
Michael F. Dwyer
"Planning constantly peers into the future for indications as to where a solution may emerge."
"A Plan is a complex situation, adapting to an emerging solution."
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Hubert Smits
Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2006 12:52 AM
Subject: Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Scrum of Scrums