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Regarding timing of daily standup meeting

Postby SriM Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:30 pm

1) You are a ScrumMaster of the agile team. Three new team members joined and team size becomes 10. Team is consistently unable to complete the Daily Scrum within 15 minutes because of language barriers. What is the best action you can take to address this impediment?
A) Set a longer than 15 minutes timebox for the Daily Scrum.
B) Stick to 15 minutes, and coach team to finish without timebox.
C) Split the team into two and plan two daily meetings.
D) Cancel daily meeting and ask the team to conduct one to one chat sessions.


2) You are the ScrumMaster of an agile team. Six new members joined and total team size become 15. The daily meeting is getting noisy and exceeding 15 minutes time-box. What is the most effective way you select to address this situation?
A) Divide team into two with minimum dependency and have two separate daily stands-up.
B) It is alright if the team exceeds by a few minutes in daily stand up meetings.
C) Ask the team members to only inform on the blockades and highlight on the important ones out of them.
D) Increase the time-box for stand up meeting to 30 minutes.
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Re: Regarding timing of daily standup meeting

Postby saket Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:05 am

Split the team.
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Re: Regarding timing of daily standup meeting

Postby SriM Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:49 am

Both the questions are from 360pmo.

For the first question, answer given is:

Answer: A) Set a longer than 15 minutes timebox for the Daily Scrum.
Keeping available options in mind, A is the best choice. The Daily Scrum is an intense meeting with rapid communication. When a distributed team uses a language that is not the first language of all participants, communication becomes more difficult. Although one-on-one meetings and interactive meetings provide opportunities for those members using their second language to ask questions, translation on the Daily Scrum call can create significant delays.
Expert suggests two ways teams can use to deal with language barriers:
1. Use a chat session. The person who is having difficulty can ping one of the team members who is not speaking to get clarification.
2. Set a longer time-box for the Daily Scrum. Scrum is about the team working together effectively. If the team is consistently unable to complete the Daily Scrum in 15 minutes because of language issues, set a time-box that works for the team and stick to it. This is not an excuse to poorly manage the Daily Scrum, but instead is a way of handling a language barrier. Reference: A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum By: Elizabeth Woodward; Steffan Surdek; Matthew Ganis

For the second question, answer given is:

Answer: A) Divide team into two with minimum dependency and have two separate daily stands-up.
The real problem in this question is a team size and best way to address is to split the teams with minimal inter dependencies and conduct two separate stand-up meetings.
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Re: Regarding timing of daily standup meeting

Postby saket Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:37 am

you can get such question in exam and pick the option of split the team, second you are ready for exam, no need to spend time in many tests
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Re: Regarding timing of daily standup meeting

Postby SriM Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:42 pm

Thanks Saket
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Re: Regarding timing of daily standup meeting

Postby bs_pani Thu May 05, 2016 3:29 pm

Hello,

The first question is trying to bring confusion by using PMP flavor by using
language barriers
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Option A is asking to break the rule. As new members have joined team then the team in in Su state. But can break the rule in Ha stage.

Please let me know what you think.

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Re: Regarding timing of daily standup meeting

Postby sanjaykumar Sat May 07, 2016 4:58 pm

If there was a mention of Shu/Ha, you could choose differently, but it is better not to assume it in this question. :)
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Re: Regarding timing of daily standup meeting

Postby ashwineec Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:15 pm

After reading this post I am still confused regarding daily sync up when scrum mandates it to 15-mins timeboxed meeting, can we break scrum rule?
Isn't coaching to team to finish in 15 mins is better option for this question.

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