Facilitation Techniques for the Daily Scrum
About the Daily Scrum
Developers inspect progress toward the Sprint Goal. Output of the Daily Scrum is a plan for the next working day
Enable an atmosphere where the team focuses on delivering quality, commitment (Sprint Goal) and addressing impediments. Avoid status updates. Observe and question when needed. Ensure team focus on the Sprint Goal.
How to Facilitate the Daily Scrum
There are many ways to facilitate Daily Scrum. In this Introduction to Facilitating a Daily Scrum, you will learn three different techniques along with the benefits and challenges of each. Your team can experiment with these as they see necessary and choose whichever method helps them best focus on their progress toward the Sprint Goal while producing an actionable plan for the next day of work.
Facilitation Techniques for Common Problems
Want to increase focus on the Sprint Goal during the Daily Scrum?
Try using "powerful questions."
Want to avoid the Daily Scrum turning into a status update?
Try a Daily Scrum format that emphasizes the focus on the Sprint Goal.
Is the team going into too much detail during the Daily Scrum?
Try introducing ELMO (Enough, Let's Move On). Participants either say "Elmo" or hold up an Elmo doll to encourage the group to suspend current discussion and move to the next topic.