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How to Run a Scrum Meeting

The Daily Scrum is not the only time Technical Team are allowed to adjust their plan. They often meet throughout the day for more detailed discussions about adapting or re-planning the rest of the DCT’s work.

Scrum is a framework for implementing the Agile methodology. A central part of Scrum is the daily Scrum meeting.

You can run a Scrum meeting successfully by implementing the following steps:

  • Have your meetings at the same time and in the same place, every day.
  • Meet face-to-face or require video chat if communicating virtually.
  • Keep them short and to-the-point — these meetings are often only 15 minutes long.
  • Focus on any updates since the last meeting and the work to be done before the next meeting.
  • Concentrate on immediate actions and problems that need to be solved. You can address any new ideas, plans, or issues that’ll require more attention later.

To maintain focus during a Scrum meeting, ask the team these three questions:

  • What did you accomplish since we last met?
  • What do you plan to accomplish in the next 24 hours?
  • What issues or problems are you currently facing?

Five more tips for effective Scrum meetings:

  • Stick to your schedule and agenda — don’t let your meeting go off track
  • Bring up your Scrum board during the meeting so your team can see progress
  • Don’t bring outsiders to the meeting unless necessary
  • Hold it as a stand-up meeting
  • Enforce start and stop times and expect your team to come prepared

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