Are we on track to achieve our forecasted Sprint Goal?
Definition: […] for the Development Team to synchronise Development Team activities, create a plan for the next twenty-four hours, and ensure everyone in the team is aligned toward the Sprint Goal (3, pg 31)
Length: 15 minutes
Inputs: Sprint Goal, Sprint Backlog, open impediments, (optional) information radiator
Outcome: Update Sprint Goal, updated Sprint Backlog, updated impediments, (optional) updated information radiator. Optimises the chances of achieving the Sprint Goal.
People: Development Team, (optional) Product Owner, (optional) Scrum Master
Timing and Location: Same place, same time every day to set a routine
The structure is set by the development team.
Common 3 questions (1)
- What did I do yesterday that helped the Development Team meet the Sprint Goal?
- What will I do today to help the Development Team meet the Sprint Goal?
- Do I see any impediment that prevents me or the Development Team from meeting the Sprint Goal?
Daily Scrum Questions (2, pg 152)
- Is anything stuck?
- If something is stuck, how can we all work together to get this work unstuck?
- Who needs help?
- What’s the most important thing we need to accomplish today?
- How do we increase the odds that the most important things get to done?
Daily Scrum 1-2-4-All Liberating Structure (2, pg 155)
- Devs spend one minute silently answering ‘What opportunities fo you see for making progress on the team’s sprint goal?’
- Devs spend 2 minutes in pairs generating ideas and insights on what they thought about in step 1
- Each pair joins with another for 4 minutes to develop the ideas further noticing how their ideas compare to each other
- Ask the group ‘What stood out during your conversations?’ and have each group share their idea with the team
Fist of Five voting (2, pg 156)
- Ask the team to express their level of confidence in a statement by voting with the fingers on their hands (1 = Not at all, 3 = need to discuss it more before I agree or disagree, 5 = Totally agree)
- Example question: ‘How confident are you that we’re on track to meet the sprint goal?’
Standing Up (3, pg 33)
- It is a myth that everyone has to stand up
- It can be used as a technique to help the meeting not break the 15 minute time-box
Daily Scrum Smells
- Not a status meeting
- Not used for detailed discussion and problem resolution
- The Scrum Guide
- Fixing Your Scrum by Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller
- Scrum Insights for Practitioners by Hiren Doshi