That morning meeting, where you stand-up for 15 minutes, and folks go around the room answering the 3 questions (and for a ScrumOfOne, I answer them for myself without feeling like I have multiple personality disorder), you know, the Scrum… how are you liking it?
Does it tend to feel like a status meeting?
The Scrum is meant to… have a different feel. Yes, when the Scrum founders whittled down product development process into a few core meetings, the Scrum was one of them, and it was meant to do a number of things:
- intensify team focus
- collaborate & clarify
- crush impediments
- motivate team spirit
We get to this different flavor of morning get-together via asking a modified version of those 3 questions:
- What did I do for the team yesterday?
- What will I do for the team today?
- Is there anything blocking me from maximizing team velocity toward the sprint goal?
Team-focused. Go team. Sounds corny, sure, but it does do a great job of removing the focus from ‘me’ to ‘us’ and how fast ‘we’ are moving, ’cause it’s not the individual that wins in Scrum: it’s the group. I think it’s a clever spin.