4 questions to answer in the daily scrum

  1. What did I achieve yesterday/until this daily stand up?
  2. What am I going to do today/until the next stand up?
  3. Are there any impedements that block me?
  4. To whom shall I talk offline about what?

These four questions became useful for us to structure the daily scrum/stand up. Often scrum teams answer the first three questions in the daily stand up. We decided to add the 4th question as well. If there is anything to talk about offline, the 4th question helps to avoid detailed discussions that might start in the daily stand up. On the other hand answering the 4th question consume not always additional time because often team members does not need to talk about a subject offline.

Lothar Schulz

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