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60 Minutes to a Better Daily Scrum

How small changes can lead to big impacts

Jim Sammons

Standup? Sit down? Daily Scrum? DSU? Many teams have adopted the practice of quick, regular team meetings as a tool to keep themselves on track. However, all too often this daily event becomes a status meeting that becomes painful and something that people dread rather than a key opportunity to improve as a team in regular, short, cycles. You will be given a clear understanding of this Scrum event, how to use it effectively and what to watch out for. A focus will be placed on actionable suggestions, tips and rules that you can begin using right away.

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

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

  • The five Scrum events
  • What characteristics does an effective Daily Scrum have
  • Common mistakes to avoid
  • Tips for an effective Daily Scrum
  • Advanced concepts and techniques for mature Scrum practitioners

And you’ll be able to:

  • Explain to peers, management and teams what a Daily Scrum is
  • Facilitate an effective Daily Scrum
  • Understand how the Daily Scrum works with the rest of the 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


  • Basic understanding of the SCRUM framework would be helpful, but is not required.
  • Experience working in teams.

Recommended preparation:

Read The Scrum Guide

Recommended follow-up:

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

Daily Scrum (60 minutes)

  • Poll: 5 minutes
  • Presentation (Effective Daily Scrums) : 30 Minutes
  • Mythbusters Activity - 10 minutes
  • Activity Debrief - 7 minutes
  • Q&A - 8 minutes