Agile – Scrum teamwork and meetings best practices

Scrum teamwork and meetings best practices

  1. Define clear objectives: Fill the product backlog together with all the involved stakeholders and the scrum team to algin their vision and understanding of the future product or service.
  2. Always begin and end on time with scrum meetings. You need to stick to the agreed schedule no matter who is there to attend the meeting.
  3. Don’t break existing teams to start a new project and use their collobration experiences from previous scrum projects.
  4. Practice stand-up meetings (stand-ups / daily meetings) to get the team comfortable with this approach.
  5. Ask stakeholders and product owners to participate on a regularly basis in the daily scrum meetings to improve communication and understanding.
  6. Create communication guidelines to ensure teammembers are trainend on effective communication skills and understand the importancy of communicatin.
  7. Empower team members to adapt their development approach as changes occur or problems arise.
  8. Use a central hub for User Stories, tasks lists, burndown charts ,notifications, comments and feedback.
  9. Promote peer-to-peer collabration to improve mutual respect and create transparency.
  10. Use a dedicated location to facilate the daily scrum meeting (same place and at the same time every workday).
  11. Keep things short: A daily scrum meeting should be fifteen minutes or less to keep focus and efficient.
  12. During the daily scrum meeting each member focus on: what has done yesterday, what will be done today, what issues may cacuse problems for progress.
  13. Always prepare a scrum meeting agenda to increase the effectiveness of the scrum meeting.
  14. Ask teammembers to come prepaired to meetings to ensure constructive participation and quick responses to questions or issues.
  15. Increase engagement during meetings by adding a small dose of humor.
  16. Create a distractions-free environment to host the meetings to improve focus and participation in the meeting.
  17. Use sepate meetings to discuss unsolved problems with only those members who are directly realted to the problem.
  18. Create an environment where team members proactively look for help.
  19. Ask teammembers to give each other timely constructive feedback.