The role of a Scrum Master in a Daily Scrum is often misunderstood. Firstly, we often talk about a Daily Stand-up, rather than a Daily Scrum. And then, teams often regards their Scrum Master as a kind of a Project Manager.
It is important to remember what Daily Scrum is really about. Let's look at the Scrum Guide as it has all the answers:
"At it [Daily Scrum], the Development Team plans work for the next 24 hours. This optimizes team collaboration and performance by inspecting the work since the last Daily Scrum and forecasting upcoming Sprint work."
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The key words there are "the Development Team" compared to the whole Scrum Team. While the Scrum Master's role is simple - helping the Dev Team to self-organise by making sure the Daily Scrum happens and it is within it's timebox.
So is that all? As long as your team is having a Daily Scrum, your job as a Scrum Master here is done?
While I share some of the things I personally do as a Scrum Master of my team during the Daily Scrum in the newsletter, I want to hear from you.
In practice, what should Scrum Masters do during Daily Scrum?
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