Daily meetings: set events, standardize criteria and coordinate actions.
By Global Trust Association
06 May, 2019 | 15:05hrs
When developing a project, monitoring and controlling is a natural part of the process used to verify that what is being done is in accordance with what has been planned. This process has been adopted and maintained since the Administrative Management Theory was proposed.
In Scrum, sprints –each time block during the execution– require daily reviews agreed to coordinate activities, standardize criteria, and identify obstacles or challenges to the activities of the day related to the goal set for that time block. Likewise, it is also used to verify the progress, this means to check quickly that what was planned was really done, and if not, to identify the pertinent reasons.
These reviews are performed daily for the sprint duration, and generally, they should not exceed 15 minutes. Furthermore, daily meetings help to provide feedback to the team based on individual experiences and concerns. This allows the team to synchronize and to better direct its expectations and energies efficiently in order to guarantee improvement and permanent adaptation, and achieve a high degree of productivity, as soon as possible.
By being clear about the purpose of the daily meetings, it is also possible to enrich this practice in such a way meetings are increasingly effective, without losing sight of the control, coordination, and synchronization of the activities to guarantee the fulfillment of the sprint goals, under any conditions.