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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:
- Have them at the same time and in the same place, every day.
- Have them face-to-face.
- Keep them short and to-the-point. These meetings are often only 15 minutes.
- 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).
- 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:
- 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?
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.