Variations on Scrum-of-Scrums

If you have multiple Scrum Teams you need a Scrum of Scrums for cross project communication.In this short 5 minute video I explain variations of the Scrum-of-Scrums I have tried and what my current thinking is about them.

By | 2016-10-25T16:20:20+00:00 August 24th, 2010|agile, Scaling Agile, Scrum, teams|1 Comment

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  1. Colin Moore, CSM, PMI-ACP, Cert.APM November 7, 2012 at 5:47 am - Reply

    Hey Joseph,

    I on the same page as you my friend! With my first sprint of the most recent project I was running a scrum of scrums asking the same questions (essentially) as the daily team stand-up meetings and like you said, it really wasn’t all that interesting. Since then I’ve kept similar questions (e.g. What has the team accomplished since th last scrum of scrums, what are our impediments…etc) but I’ve also suggested that we have some open dialog on things we may feel are impacting us or impacting other teams or are simply just interesting. You mention in your video that you have only your scrum masters at your scrum of scrums, have you thought about inviting one representative from each team in addition to the scrum masters? You might get more valuable conversation from the team members that are in the trenches doing the designing, coding, testing…etc.

    During our retrospectives now, we rarely hear that we are lacking on the cross-team communication side of things. (We’re currently running 4 scrum teams of 8)

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