Sometimes a Scrum meeting will take on issues that are part of the normal working process of the project, or even sit outside of the project entirely. Examples of these potential productivity wasters are:

  • A few individuals drill down into the problem details and begin to resolve the issue during the meeting
  • During the scrum meeting two participants discuss yesterday’s football match
  • Everybody asks the project manager “What is new?”
  • The scrum turns into a meeting where everyone is reporting results to the project manager
  • And, yes at times participants are late for the meeting.

Andrew Mospan have written a post with tips how the  Daily Scrum Meeting can be effective.