Standup // Daily Scrum – Can You See a Potential Problem?

So… what do you think?

Anybody have any stories of even more complicated standups or daily scrums?

[BTW: This team actually is very high performing]

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7 Responses to “Standup // Daily Scrum – Can You See a Potential Problem?”

  1. Scott Duncan
    October 13, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    Not sure it’s more complicated, but I once worked with an organization that they had one team with the PO in Denmark, a couple developers on the East Coast of the US, a developer and a couple testers on the West Coast of the US, several developers and testers in India and the ScrumMaster in Singapore. The ScrumMaster held two partial standups a day (via phone of course) around 8am and 10pm US West Coast time.

    • peter
      October 13, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

      Dang… now that’s another complex standup!

  2. Scott Duncan
    October 13, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    Yet that ScrumMaster (with no formal SM training at all) did better at it and seemed the most enthused about the role than did the other 3-4 SMs, including one who had a completely colocated team that met and worked together in a conference room each day. (Not that they were bad at it, it just wasn’t what I think they were led to believe was what they might want as a next career step.

    • peter
      October 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

      Sometimes… the best scrumMasters are those that are just great communicators and A-type people. No training necessary!

  3. Tommy Ball
    October 14, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    Good article Peter and yes, I agree, stand-ups can get a bit “laborious”, especially for new teams that have a new shiny Agile tool! I find it best to simplify, simplify, simplify…and when it getZ 2 thick…refer back to the Manifesto to revisit the section about “eliminating process”…thanX Peter!

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