Practical Application: Planning a Scrum Meeting

Instructor: Yuanxin (Amy) Yang Alcocer

Amy has a master's degree in secondary education and has been teaching math for over 9 years. Amy has worked with students at all levels from those with special needs to those that are gifted.

Practice planning a scrum meeting with this fictional scenario. Work out an outline that can be used for the scrum meeting to help the team in the fictional scenario to work efficiently and effectively toward project completion.

Scrum Meetings

Scrum meetings can help company teams to work efficiently and effectively toward project completion. The essential piece of these meetings is communication. Let's practice how to outline a scrum meeting with the following scenario:

The Scenario

Sarah is the project manager at a large fictional company named K9 Smart Toys that makes dog toys for dogs that need more mental stimulation while their owners are away at work. The current project is a toy that the dogs themselves turn on with a bark or a lick in a certain location.

Sarah needs this toy to be completely finished and ready to sell in two weeks. In order to accomplish this in the most efficient and effective manner, she holds daily scrum meetings. One of the goals Sarah has for these meetings is individual accountability; she wants to see every member of the team involved and invested in the project.

Help Sarah out by planning out and outlining how each scrum meeting is to happen.

Things to Consider

When outlining the scrum meeting, keep in mind the following:

  • Scrum meetings are time boxed to 15 minutes.
  • Scrum meetings occur daily.
  • Only people related to the topic can speak.
  • Everybody stands during the whole meeting.
  • Scrum meetings are held at the same time and place each day.
  • Only information related to the current project can be discussed (what has been done, what needs to be done, and any problems).

Scrum meetings can be held in one of two ways.

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