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A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum by Matthew Ganis, Steffan Surdek, Elizabeth Woodward

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Chapter 6. Distributed Daily Scrum Meetings

Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much.

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Once the Scrum Team has completed Sprint Planning, they will begin working together to complete user stories and meet the Sprint Goal. The Daily Scrum, shown in Figure 6.1, provides just-in-time planning and serves as a heartbeat for the Sprint. It is the time each day when the Scrum Team gets together for just 15 minutes and each team member responds to three simple questions (Schwaber 2002):

• What did you do yesterday?

• What are you going to do today?

• Do you have any blockers?

Figure 6.1. The Daily Scrum meeting

Although the idea is simple, keeping everyone focused on just the three questions ...

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