The daily meeting is structured around some variant of the following three questions:

  • What have you completed since the last meeting?
  • What do you plan to complete by the next meeting?
  • What is getting in your way?

Common Pitfalls

The intent of these questions is to emphasize completions of tasks, rather than effort spent. While it is common to hear “yesterday I worked on X… today I will continue working on X… everything’s fine”, this is a mistake (hilariously caricatured as the “Scrum Zombie” pattern); it is better to say “I pass”. Having a clear definition of done may help overcome this.

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