The everyday Scrum meetings may effectively assist in the development optimization and preparation for product release on time and without errors. However, it is a beautiful theory. On practice, such meetings may turn from an effective quick appointments into an annoying routine. How to provide the group with a useful everyday meetings and not to turn it into an overwhelming duty?
The idea of Scrum meeting
The format does not imply the availability of a table and chairs. Everything happens while standing, in order to avoid stretching the meeting for a long time. If some issues require additional attention, they may be discussed by those involved after the standup.
Organizing effective Scrum-meetings is not a unique talent. Competent preparation and conduction can be learned, practiced and constantly improved. The following tips will help the beginners or those who were organizing the Scrum events many times, but not the every time successful:
1) Select the format;
2) Identify and invite the participants;
3) Decide on the place and time;
4) Standing but fast;
5) Follow the agenda;
6) Simplify the process;
7) Collaborate and communicate;
8) Avoid common mistakes.
Managing remote meetings
As soon as the participants give their replies, the bot creates a general report for the certain group. It can be sent in a convenient form (by email, Slack channel, etc).
Standuply has a plenty of useful functions if you follow the Scrum methodology. It performs Slack polls, runs retrospective meetings, assists in backlog grooming or poker planning. It significantly simplifies the work of distant participants during Sprints, replacing the Scrum chief. So, it definitely worth to think about.