Dos and donts of daily scrum (stand up meeting)


Start it on time and finish it on time.
Each person gets 2 minutes to update the status of his work to the rest of the team (what did I do yesterday, what am I doing today anx what are the issues I am facing.
Do not convert it into an issue resolution meeting
Very often the team members will talk to the senior most person in the group. In that case deliberately cut the eye contact with that person so that she will be forced to have eye contact with the rest of the team.
For issue resolution have separate meetings.
In case you are clubbing the scrum with the issue resolution meeting, formally divide the meeting into two and at the same time ensure that the scrum follows its rules.
Please remember that going for a meeting late or skipping an agreed upon meeting are not positive indicators of mutual respect.
If somebody violates the meeting norms anyone in the team can highlight it so that the correction happens then and there itself.
Every one must stand up during the stand up meeting.
Switch off mobiles
When a persontalks listen
Meeting must not take more than twenty minutes.
Stand up in a circle.
Donot stand with the boss on one side and others on the other side.  This creates a divide. Always stand in a circle.
Who will start the meeting?. The person standing on the right side or left side of the scrum master
Whenever someone requests help pls note it down.
Always have the scrum meeting near the tracking board.
Conclude the meeting by putting your hands together for the progress made. Celebrate even small achievements.

Trust this helps.


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