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Category: Scrum Patterns / Scrum Technique Patterns / Daily Scrum Patterns

Anti Pattern:Non Scrum Team Member Participates

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Pattern Summary:

  • A person who is not on the Scrum Team participates by speaking or doing the “yesterday/ today/ obstacles”
  • This is a direct violation of the Scrum Guide which says that only the Dev Team participates.

Possibly Good For:

  • No contexts are currently documented for when this anti-pattern might be possibly good for a Scrum implementation

Possibly Bad For:

  • Any Scrum Team. This violates a very specific Scrum rule, and harms self-organization, transparency, and the purpose of the Daily Scrum itself.

Pattern Details & References:

Pattern Contributors:

  • Charles Bradley

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