The daily scrum is just that — daily. This synchronization point is meant to increase the team’s communication and focus. The team meets each day, discusses the day’s work, finds out who needs help an. When teams don’t huddle daily, they risk losing the communication and focus necessary to build the right product with the appropriate quality and meet their commitments.

Often this smell, moving the daily scrum to anything other than a daily meeting, is an indication that something else is awry. The underlying problem may lie with misunderstanding the purpose of the daily meeting and/or misunderstanding the discipline and simple practices that teams can and should adopt for themselves.

via CollabNet Scrum and Agile Blog » Techniques For Improving Your Daily Scrum: When The Daily Scrum Isn’t Daily.

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