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My first SCRUM project I worked on. Was just wondering?
from one of many SCRUM sources, I tried to convince others that this is how it should be… but with one meeting lasting 2 hours we never had more than one a week and sometimes we couldn’t stomach that. Anyhow… try these rules on for a spin:
Before You Scrum
Before holding your first scrum, your team – with the help of management – must decide what projects should be completed in the next 15 to 30 days – a time period known as the sprint. At the end of the sprint, your team is expected to have completed all assigned work.
Also, it’s important to remind managers that their job is not to tell the team members how to do their work, explains Schwaber, but instead to be their coach and help them succeed.
Rules for Scrum Meetings
* Choose a scrum leader to enforce the rules during the sprint
* Hold scrums every day in the same location and at the same time – preferably first thing in the morning
* Each scrum should last only 15 to 30 minutes
* Ask all participants the same three questions: What did you do since the last scrum? What are you going to do between now and the next scrum? Is anything in the way of you doing your work?
* Address issues other than the three questions outside the scrum – this includes suggestions for a team member who’s hit a roadblock
* Managers are not allowed to speak
* If a manager or colleague assigns unplanned work to a team member that will throw the team’s schedule off track, the scrum leader has the power to excuse the person of the additional work. The work must either be fit into the next sprint or be assigned to someone who’s not on the team.
* Your team must have a concrete deliverable for management after the sprint
* Start the process again after each sprint