The purpose and value for daily pick of tasks

Last post 06:54 pm September 29, 2017
by David Latief Budiman
4 replies
02:10 pm September 25, 2017

Hi all,

We are running scrum in our project. I am wonder the purpose and value of daily task picking after we splitting a user story into multi tasks.

Could anyone help?

09:15 pm September 26, 2017

Uncertain what you mean by daily task picking.


The Development Team self-organizes around sprint work.   Per the Scrum Guide:

"Every day, the Development Team should understand how it intends to work together as a self-organizing team to accomplish the Sprint Goal and create the anticipated Increment by the end of the Sprint."



04:33 am September 27, 2017

After task breakup the team starts working on them, usually ideal tasks are 1 day long, so in that case every member would pick a new everyday, is that what you meant by Daily task picking ?

So significance of this is that your user stories will complete and you might have a successful sprint :-)

04:26 am September 29, 2017

It depends on the granularity of the stories itself. I thought those are meant more as tasks within the scope of a user story than being as a 'story'?

11:07 am September 29, 2017

Daily task picking done by the developers themselves every day after they have done their task the previous day promotes the developer's commitment to the task. It makes them be able to focus more since the task they picked are surely the task they are more comfortable with and confident to finish by the next day before the next daily scrum.

I think that is the purpose and value of daily task picking for each day.