Time Management: Meetings & PTA-S

PTA-S =
Purpose
Time
Agenda
Summary

Scrum Master prepares a PTA-S before each Meeting
PTA = presented in 5 minutes at the beginning of the Meeting
S = presented at the end of the Meeting, time-box to 5 minutes/hour

Summary = Notes taken by the Scrum Master during the Meeting, when Agenda Items are discussed. Makes sure everyone is on par with what was discussed and potentially shareable with non-participants.

If anything come up that is not in the Agenda, take note of it in a Parking, to be discussed afterward.

Author = Michael de la Maza in “Robust Scrum Master Training” (Udemy)

https://www.udemy.com/course/scrum-master/

7 Tips for a More Effective Daily Scrum

  1. Do it around the task board.
  2. Change the questions:
    What did you complete since we last met?
    What will you complete before we meet again?
    What impediments are keeping you from completing something?
  3. Don’t show up.
  4. Don’t talk.
  5. Use a parking lot.
  6. Actually stand.
  7. Pass a token.

Author = Richard Lawrence

https://agileforall.com/7-tips-for-a-more-effective-daily-scrum/

One Word Can Change Your Daily Scrum

If your daily Scrums seem unfocused, even though everyone has lots to talk about, consider changing the questions to change the team’s behavior. Just one word can make a big difference. Try asking each other:

What did you complete since we last met?
What will you complete before we meet again?
What impediments are keeping you from completing something?

Author = Richard Lawrence

https://agileforall.com/one-word-can-change-your-daily-scrum/