In order for the Daily Scrum to be a successful mechanism, we should follow some rules.

Only team members are allowed to talk, and no-one should digress from the three questions above. Only one team member speaks at a time. This is to ensure the efficiency and focus of the meeting not allowing it to grow out of proportions and hurting its intended purpose.

There is no reporting whatsoever. The information is high bandwidth day-to-day, face-to-face. All members should attend, always.

If someone reports anything of interest to other team members, these can get together after the Daily Scrum to discuss matters further. Again, we want to keep the Daily Scrum lightweight and focused. You don’t want everyone to listen to the details of everything, particularly not as the team grows. This will only lead into congestion.

The Daily Scrum is at the same time, at the same place, every day. Everyone is required to attend, and those not precise should be penalized in some way. Putting a dollar (or a femmer) into a bucket to buy Flingo (with added bounce) later, is highly recommended.

That’s the most important simple facts to know about the Daily Scrum.

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