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How to Run a Scrum Meeting?

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

You can run a Scrum meeting successfully by implementing the following steps: 
  1. Have them at the same time and in the same place, every day.
  2. Have them face-to-face.
  3. Keep them short and to-the-point. These meetings are often only 15 minutes. 
  4. Focus on updates since the last meeting (in the last 24 hours) and work to be done up until the next meeting (in the next 24 hours). 
  5. Focus on immediate actions and problems that need to be solved. Any new ideas or plans or issues that’ll require more attention should be taken offline. 
To maintain focus during a Scrum meeting, you can ask the team these 3 questions:
  1. What did you accomplish since we last met?
  2. What do you plan to accomplish in the next 24 hours?
  3. What issues or problems are you currently facing?
Other tips for effective Scrum meetings include: 
  • 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 visually see project progress.
  • Don’t bring outsiders to the meeting unless absolutely necessary.
  • Hold it as a stand-up meeting.
  • Enforce start and stop times and expect your team to come prepared.
Further reading
blog post

Scrum for Newbies: How to Use Scrum to Tame Chaos

blog post

Fundamentals of the Scrum Methodology


The Scrum Guide