Refining daily stand-ups

This post was originally published here.

I rediscovered a great article that helped my old Scrum team to refine and improve our daily stand-ups:

Most of the smells mentioned manifested themselves at one time or another, but frequent abuses included:

  • Reporting to the Leader
    • Stand-up Meeting Starts the Day… Late
      • I Can’t Remember
        • Problem Solving</ul> I only found this article the first time after our 10th sprint or so, unfortunately.  So many activities and artifacts, whether it’s a process, project management, developing, code, etc. have recognizable smells, it can be difficult to recognize these smells when they exist.

        I think I need a new general, all-encompassing smell of “smell ignorance”.  That’s when you don’t know the smells of a particular area, and not knowing the smells limits your ability to improve and succeed.

Limitations of generic base classes