5,000. That’s the number of daily scrums, or stand ups, I’ve been a part of in my career. There’s not a lot of things I’ve done 5,000 times so I wanted to share with you what I’ve learned.
First, let’s remind ourselves why we’re there. Why have the meeting at all? Why every day? I like how Jeff Sutherland describes it as an opportunity to re-plan. We know more today than we did yesterday so let’s use this new information to our advantage. Things have changed, and we’ve met some of our goals and missed others. Let’s chat and discuss our new reality so we can align and collaborate as a team.
With that in mind, here’s how I help teams with mastering the daily scrum: