Seven Fundamentals for Effective Daily Standups
by Stacia L. Broderick
Embracing these seven fundamentals for effective daily standups can effectively combat DSW.
- The team believes in self-management and supports that existence.
- They have all committed (as a team!) to the goals of the sprint
- They realize the importance of communication and are utilizing the daily scrum to help facilitate this communication.
- They understand and embrace that the order of, dependency between, and necessity of tasks will change on a daily basis throughout the sprint cycle; meeting daily allows team members to manage these changes and respond accordingly.
- The team has an effective ScrumMaster or leader who empowers them to make decisions and take accountability.
- Teams realize the importance of making work visible; transparency improves the nature of the relationship between the team and the rest of the organization, resulting in higher levels of trust and collaboration.
- The team will retrospect on the daily standup, along with other process “milestones” to make meetings as effective as possible.