Scrum Daily Standup

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The Scrum daily standup is a meeting that takes place each day of a sprint. The meeting is attended by the Scrum Master, Product Owner, and all team members. Other non-team members can attend the meeting in order to listen. The idea of standing up during the meeting is to ensure people don’t get too comfortable, which would lead to meeting inefficiencies such as one person dominating the meeting and going off topic.

The purpose of the meeting is to remove impediments.

There are several key points to ensure the meeting is run effectively:

  • The meeting should ideally take place in the morning. This ensures impediments that any team member has can be addressed at the start of the day
  • Meetings are 15 minutes long and no longer. This ensures the meeting is concise
  • Each team members answers 3 questions:
    • What did you do yesterday?
    • What are you working on today?
    • Any impediments?

If there are any impediments, they can be taken offline for resolution.



Carl de Souza is a developer and architect focusing on Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power BI, Azure, and AI.

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