Pedro Arantes

Daily Scrum

It's a Scrum ceremony whose purpose is to inspect progress toward the Sprint Goal.
Zettelkasten, May 24th, 2021.


  • It's a Scrum ceremony whose purpose is to inspect progress toward the Sprint Goal.

  • It's a 15-minute event for the developers of the team. Product Owner and Scrum Master also participate if they're actively working on items in the Sprint Backlog.

  • It gives a macro vision of the project. Everyone on the team will be on the same page.

    • Improves the team's level of knowledge.
    • Optimizes the probability that the team will meet the Sprint Goal.
  • Each member of the team answer these questions:

    • What did I do yesterday?
      • This question helps managers manage and organize the backlog, priorities, and the value that will be delivered to the product.
    • What do I plan to do today?
      • This question helps each member of the team to create focus and improves self-management.
      • It also gives a little slack to each member.
    • Are there any obstacles?
      • Allow members to help each other after meeting.
  • It's not a status meeting. The status meeting goal is to report what was done to the manager, only. Besides this goal, Daily Scrum also provides:

    • Self-organization: each member must plan their next steps and fulfill their accountability.
    • Maximize transparency because it enables frequent inspection and adaptation. This is important to deal with the complexity and unpredictability that exists in software development.
    • Remember the team about the Sprint goals and values to be delivered.
    • Collaboration. Once someone has been blocked, a team member can help to solve the problem.


  • Can Daily Scrum be done asynchronously?


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