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

Pattern: Defer Obstacle Resolution

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Pattern Summary:

  • Don't attempt to solve obstacles and impediments in the Daily Scrum.
  • Possible Strategy: Hand sign or other signal to indicate someone's preference for deferring a particular obstacle's resolution.

Possibly Good For:

  • Teams that have trouble keeping the Daily Scrum time-box or any other objective of the Daily Scrum.
  • Teams where outsiders are too tempted to get involved with obstacle resolution. See <Non Scrum Team Member Participates>
  • Teams that prefer short Daily Scrums.

Possibly Bad For:

  • Teams that are smaller or can quickly discuss their obstacles and impediments within the 15 minute time box and without breaking any other rule/objective of the Daily Scrum.

Pattern Details & References:

Pattern Contributors:

  • Charles Bradley

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