Last week I published an Agile Thursday Quiz about Scrum of Scrums
Here are my answers:
What is the purpose of a Scrum Of Scrums
A, B, C, F
Allows clusters of teams to discuss their work
Informing other teams what slowing your team down
Informing other teams about team decisions
Inform other teams when you will be put something in their way
A: I see A also as a correct answer as it’s usually one of the only places were teams interact. Yes if the discussion takes to long it should be taken offline and be discussed in another meeting. (This is why multiple choice is bad for agile quizes..)
F: That last sentence has confused lots of people. Yes it is said in a negative way. Hopefully you will inform another team also when your team does something that unblock them. But when you would block hem, it’s important to let them know ASAP.
Who attends the Scrum Of Scrums
Preferable D (at worst C)
One designated person of every team
A rotating role within every team
Everyone else is free to follow; Yes usually Scrummasters and ProductOwner follow a SoS, yet, it’s not intented for them.
Communities of Practise might be other places for likewise people to meet.
What is for you the purpose of a standup:
Inform your co-workers what you are working on
Ask for help when you are stuck
Know what your co-workers are working on
Taking decisions could be part if you do it quickly.
It is a place where you can discover that a decision should be taken. (That is not the same)
>> In that sense you could say that my answer is different from that of the SoS.
(Which is OK for me, I don’ think one size fit’s all answers are healthy)
What is the role of a ScrumMaster
B, D, E
Teaches the teams about agile (scrum)
Removes impediments for the team
Links Role Scrummaster