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How we do the Daily Scrum in my team

In a typical Daily Scrum, every team answers the three questions about what was done, what is next and which impediments there are.

We moved away from this form of Daily Scrum because it is not very efficient and not focused on Sprint Backlog items. It’s not efficient because we do a lot of pair programming and several team members work on the same User Story at once. Therefore, some team members could only say “I did the same as already said”. This way of doing the Daily Scrum makes it hard to plan the next 24 hours as a team, too. Planning the next day is a team task and cannot be answered by a single team member for him- or herself.

So, what do we do then?

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16 ideas about what a Scrum Master can do to improve team performance

cross-post from bbv Blog

This is a list of actions that Scrum Masters at bbv Software Services AG have applied successfully in their teams to improve performance (= how much gets done in an amount of time). Please note that these actions were created to respond to specific problems found in real world projects. They may not be applicable in general in any situation.

I’d be happy to read your experiences and feedback in the comments section.

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Self-Organized also means having cojones

Living and breathing Scrum means for a team being self organized. My experience in different Scrum projects tells me that this is not always an easy task to grasp. Experienced Agile teams are self organized when it comes to maintain the code base or gathering information for user stories from the product owner. But what happens when soft skills are involved?

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Top 10 Reasons Why I Like Scrum

Recently, I was asked by a colleague why I like Scrum. I didn’t have a good answer at hand immediately, and since then the question bugged me. Therefore it’s time to give you my top ten now:

  1. Team Spirit
  2. Continuum Of Work Pressure
  3. Don’t Assume, Show
  4. Team Knowledge Over Experts
  5. Control Is Good, Presentation Is Better
  6. Continuous Improvement
  7. True Incremental Development
  8. No One-Man Shows
  9. ROI Is The King
  10. Fun

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