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

Anti-Pattern: Save All Obstacles For The Daily Scrum

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Pattern Summary:

  • Team defers discussing and resolving nearly all obstacles until the Daily Scrum
  • Common anti-pattern with new Scrum teams
  • Increases obstacle delays
    • Instead, report and/or resolve all possible obstacles as soon as they are identified.

Possibly Good For:

  • Obstacles that appear shortly before the Daily Scrum.

Possibly Bad For:

  • Just about any situation that does not meet the “Possibly Good For” context. Attempt to report/resolve all possible obstacles as soon as they are identified.

Pattern Details & References:


Pattern Contributors:

  • Charles Bradley

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