A Scrum meeting is a type of meeting that is typically used in agile software development. The word "scrum" is derived from the rugby term and was first used in a software development context by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland in the early 1990s.
Scrum meetings are typically conducted using a Scrum board, which is a physical or virtual board that contains information about the work to be done during the sprint. The Scrum board can be used to help team members visualize the work that needs to be done and to track progress.
The Different Types of Scrum Meetings
There are three main types of Scrum meetings: the sprint planning meeting, the daily Scrum, and the sprint review meeting.
The sprint planning meeting is held at the beginning of each sprint and is used to plan the work that will be done during the sprint. The daily Scrum is a brief daily meeting where team members discuss what they did yesterday, what they plan to do today, and any impediments they are facing. The sprint review meeting is held at the end of each sprint and is used to review the work that was done during the sprint and to plan for the next sprint.
1. The Sprint Planning Meeting
The Sprint Planning Meeting is held at the beginning of each Sprint. The Sprint Planning Meeting is used to plan the work for the upcoming Sprint. The Sprint Planning Meeting is time-boxed to 4 hours for a 2-week Sprint.
2. The Daily Scrum Meeting
The Daily Scrum Meeting is a daily stand-up meeting for the Scrum Team. The purpose of the Daily Scrum is to inspect progress toward the Sprint Goal and adapt the Sprint Backlog as necessary, adjusting the plan for the coming day.
The Daily Scrum is a 15-minute time-boxed event for the Scrum Team. The Daily Scrum is held every day of the Sprint. At the Daily Scrum, the Team members synchronize their activities so that the Team can be more effective.
3. The Sprint Review Meeting
The Sprint Review Meeting is held at the end of each Sprint. The Sprint Review Meeting is used to review the work completed during the Sprint. The Sprint Review Meeting is time-boxed to 4 hours for a 2-week Sprint.
How To Run a Scrum Meeting
When conducting a Scrum meeting, it is vital to ensure that all team members are aware of the Scrum process and their roles and responsibilities. The Scrum Master is responsible for facilitating the meeting and ensuring that it is productive.
It is also essential to ensure that all team members are given an opportunity to contribute. This can be done by asking each team member to answer three questions:
- What did you do yesterday?
- What will you do today?
- What are your impediments?
Once all team members have had a chance to answer these questions, the Scrum Master can then facilitate a discussion to help the team identify any areas where they can improve.
Running a tremendous daily Scrum meeting can help to improve the productivity of your team. By ensuring that all team members are aware of the process and their roles and responsibilities, and by giving everyone an opportunity to contribute, you can help to create an environment where everyone is able to work together effectively.