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60 Minutes to a Better Daily Scrum

How small changes can lead to big impacts

Jim Sammons

Many teams have adopted the practice of quick, regular meetings in an attempt to stay on track, but this practice often turns into a series of painful status meetings everyone dreads. Join expert Jim Sammons to learn how a daily Scrum event can serve as a key opportunity to improve as a team, in short cycles.

In this focused, one-hour course you’ll learn how the Scrum event differs from a status meeting, and gain the practical skills you need to facilitate an effective daily Scrum. Along the way, you’ll explore how to overcome misunderstandings about the Scrum event, the characteristics of an effective daily Scrum, mistakes to avoid, and actionable techniques you can begin using immediately. You’ll also learn advanced concepts and practices for mature Scrum practitioners.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

By the end of this live online course, you’ll understand:

  • How to make best use of the five Scrum events
  • How to implement the characteristics of an effective daily Scrum and avoid common mistakes
  • Advanced concepts and techniques for mature Scrum practitioners

And you’ll be able to:

  • Facilitate an effective daily Scrum
  • Explain the value of a daily Scrum to your peers and managers
  • Identify how the daily Scrum fits within the overall Scrum framework and values

This training course is for you because...

  • You’re a member of a Scrum Team
  • You work with Scrum Teams
  • You want to become a Scrum Master or Product Owner


Recommended preparation:

About your instructor

  • Jim Sammons is a Professional Scrum Trainer at Scrum.org, where he leads training classes, workshops, and conferences in support of the Scrum community at large. Throughout his career, he has worked with clients of all sizes, from various industries, using many different technologies. Jim’s passion is helping people do work that matters—with intention, happiness and impact. In his spare time, he enjoys making things out of wood, metal, and other materials; reading; and spending time with his family and animals.


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Your questions about the daily Scrum (5 minutes)

Effective daily Scrums (30 minutes)

Mythbusters activity (17 minutes)

Wrap-up and Q&A (8 minutes)