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How to Run a Scrum Meeting
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