Daily Scrum

Manage the workload and track progress toward your Sprint goal with Daily Scrum

Support your Scrum team with effective day-to-day meetings and fruitful collaboration. Conduct Daily Scrum to review yesterday’s work results, plan action items for the day, and identify any gridlocks your teammates struggle with.

What is Daily Scrum?

The Daily Scrum (also known as a Daily Standup Meeting) is a 15-minute time-boxed Agile event during which all team members can quickly update each other about their work status and raise any blockers.

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The meeting helps keep Scrum teams up-to-date with current tasks and Sprint progress. Many teams follow the same format every day by answering three questions: What did they do yesterday? What are they going to work on today? Are there any obstacles along the way?

The Daily Scrum meeting aligns the entire team around company goals and allows everyone to address short-term challenges that may inhibit the team’s work and prevent them from reaching the Sprint goal.

Work with Jira issues on Whiteboards

Issues

Subtasks

Links

Active zones

Operate on existing Jira issues

Add Jira epics, stories, or bugs to your whiteboard using Import zone and watch them getting displayed in a selected area.
Access Jira issues from the sidebar and drag them to your digital board.

Create Jira issues from scratch

Convert sticky notes or text blocks in just two clicks. One by one or in bulk.

Work with the two-way Jira sync

Change any Jira issue data in Whiteboards and see how it’s mirrored in your Jira instance. Update anything in Jira and watch your whiteboard get updated too.

Operate on existing Jira issues

Add Jira epics, stories, or bugs to your whiteboard using Import zone and watch them getting displayed in a selected area.
Access Jira issues from the sidebar and drag them to your digital board.

Create Jira issues from scratch

Convert sticky notes or text blocks in just two clicks. One by one or in bulk.

Work with the two-way Jira sync

Change any Jira issue data in Whiteboards and see how it’s mirrored in your Jira instance. Update anything in Jira and watch your whiteboard get updated too.

Create subtasks on the board

Pick any Jira issue, task, or story and break it down into smaller work items, so-called subtasks. Forget about manual work in Jira.

Represent visually parent/child issues

Display links between Jira parent and child issues directly on the digital whiteboard.

Create subtasks on the board

Pick any Jira issue, task, or story and break it down into smaller work items, so-called subtasks. Forget about manual work in Jira.

Represent visually parent/child issues

Display links between Jira parent and child issues directly on the digital whiteboard.

Display dependencies between Jira issues

Present connections between Jira stories (blocks, depends on, relates to, etc.)

Create new connections or modify the existing ones

Add links and dependencies between Jira issues to visualize your workflows.

Connect epics with their child issues

Add links to Jira epics and their children issues. Create new ones when necessary.

Display dependencies between Jira issues

Present connections between Jira stories (blocks, depends on, relates to, etc.)

Create new connections or modify the existing ones

Add links and dependencies between Jira issues to visualize your workflows.

Connect epics with their child issues

Add links to Jira epics and their children issues. Create new ones when necessary.

Jira update zone

Places update zone(s) on your board. Drag Jira issues inside it and watch how metadata updates according to your JQL filters. Change estimation values, status, assignee, and more.

Jira import zone

Add import zone anywhere on your whiteboard and pull issues, stories, or epics from your Jira instance in accordance to your JQL filters.

Issue table

Create a two-dimensional Jira sync table. Drop issues into the table to update their details according to horizontal and vertical axis settings. Whatever changes in Jira, will automatically reflect on Whiteboards. And vice versa.

Jira update zone

Places update zone(s) on your board. Drag Jira issues inside it and watch how metadata updates according to your JQL filters. Change estimation values, status, assignee, and more.

Jira import zone

Add import zone anywhere on your whiteboard and pull issues, stories, or epics from your Jira instance in accordance to your JQL filters.

Issue table

Create a two-dimensional Jira sync table. Drop issues into the table to update their details according to horizontal and vertical axis settings. Whatever changes in Jira, will automatically reflect on Whiteboards. And vice versa.

Daily Scrum challenges & best practices for a Scrum team

Challenge

Difficulties with keeping the meeting in a 15-minute time-box

Especially true when there are too many people invited to the meeting, and everyone is sharing too many details or tends to go off-topic.

People not sharing blockers openly

Team members are afraid to share their small failures or challenges in front of the entire team and prefer to keep quiet about them.

Long discussions not being taken offline

The meeting turns into a conversation that applies only to several people on the team.

Team members report to the facilitator, not the entire Scrum team

People feel obliged to report daily results only to the event’s facilitator, forgetting that what they’re working on individually translates into the team’s success.

Solution

Review the invite list and consider whether or not everyone should attend the Daily Scrum. Share the board URL only with people essential to the meeting. Agree on a common slogan or throw virtual tomatoes in the form of GIFs that stops irrelevant conversations. Start measuring the time with a handy timer option directly on the canvas.

Useful Whiteboards features for Daily Scrum

Timer

Keep your Daily Scrum productive by setting the timer for a maximum of 15 minutes to stay focused on the Scrum framework and reduce the need for separate meetings.

Audio and Video Chat

Make the attendance during your Daily Scrum Meeting more visual by adding camera stream cards to the board and giving other developers regular updates about your current progress.

Templates

Add ready-made templates to your Daily Scrum Meeting to review product backlog items, identify impediments, or promote quick decision-making.

Jira Integration

Use the two-way integration between Whiteboards and Jira to see how everything automatically updates on both instances without switching between the apps.

Card Table

Manage your product backlog and user stories on a two-dimensional grid by dividing them into different swimlanes and columns. Name them accordingly to illustrate your processes.

Import and Update Zones

Upload Jira issues to your board to have everything on one infinite canvas. Drag and drop the items into appropriate zones with specific settings to update them in seconds.

Benefits of Daily Scrum on Whiteboards

Improve the communication among team members

Eliminate the number of meetings in everyone’s calendar

Keep up with the pace of all projects

Improve the development team’s level of knowledge

Improve the communication among team members

Talk openly about tasks you’re working on right now, and don’t hesitate to admit you’re encountering hardships on your way. Inform the teammates about your progress or hiccups and offer them a helping hand if they need it.

Talk openly about tasks you’re working on right now, and don’t hesitate to admit you’re encountering hardships on your way. Inform the teammates about your progress or hiccups and offer them a helping hand if they need it.

Eliminate the number of meetings in everyone’s calendar

Reduce the number of other meetings from your calendar by sharing all important information during the Daily Scrum meeting. Go through all action items for the day, inspect progress of your fellow developers, and jump right back to work.

Reduce the number of other meetings from your calendar by sharing all important information during the Daily Scrum meeting. Go through all action items for the day, inspect progress of your fellow developers, and jump right back to work.

Keep up with the pace of all projects

Attend daily meetings with your Agile team every day at the same time. Set up the timer to keep the events short and encourage the team members to talk only about updates essential to everyone.

Attend daily meetings with your Agile team every day at the same time. Set up the timer to keep the events short and encourage the team members to talk only about updates essential to everyone.

Improve the development team’s level of knowledge

Keep everyone in the loop by sharing the recent updates related to the project you’re currently working on. Add necessary items to the digital board, for example, Jira issues or screenshots, to visualize your progress.

Keep everyone in the loop by sharing the recent updates related to the project you’re currently working on. Add necessary items to the digital board, for example, Jira issues or screenshots, to visualize your progress.

Who participates in a Daily Scrum?

Scrum Master

Scrum Masters facilitate the meeting, ensure the status updates go smoothly, and keep the cadence of updates. They mainly focus on effectiveness and solving any roadblocks.

Product Managers

Product Managers participate in Daily Scrum meetings to keep up with the actively changing project’s and tasks’ scope and alarm the Agile team when any gridlocks or challenges appear.

Development Team

The development team includes Software Engineers, Software Developers, and Product Designers. They’re responsible for working on specific Sprint backlog items and delivering them in a timely manner to help the entire team achieve the Sprint goal.

Product Owner

A Product Owner is rather an observer and listener and does not necessarily participate actively during the Daily Scrum meeting. They might be in a position to remove and manage the blockers and impediments if they jeopardize the Sprint goal. During the meeting, the Product Owner’s role is to guide the development team on what to do next and how to adapt the Sprint backlog if necessary.

What is the difference
between Daily Scrum and Daily Standup?

daily scrum or daily standup

The Daily Stand Up Meeting, as well as Daily Scrum, helps the development team collaborate every day on various projects, keep up with the pace of the entire team, and inform the Product Owner and Scrum Master about any blockers or challenges on the “Scrum horizon”.

While there are no significant differences between these two, we can still name various reasons why it’s worth participating in such an Agile event. As defined in the Scrum Guide by the Scrum community, standup meetings help developers stay focused on their current tasks and reach Sprint objectives. They also help teams groom the Sprint backlog and keep all team members in the loop.

Daily Scrums improve communications amongst team members and serve as a report meeting. Both Scrum Masters and Product Owners attend Daily Scrums to understand how fast or slow each developer progresses with their assignments and if they need any help with their tasks. Receiving early feedback from the development team members serves as an example to reduce complexity of the tasks, provide more business context to the Sprint goal, or share the next big idea(s).

Templates

Best templates for your next Daily Scrum Meeting

Curious about how we run efficient and productive scrum events at Whiteboards? Organize them with the help of ready-made templates based on the Daily Scrums of our product teams! Check them out!

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Daily Standup Meeting

Run your daily team check-ins and easily track progress on tasks, dependencies, and blockers.

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Daily Scrum On A Timeline

Conduct your daily scrum meeting on a timeline to better visualize your team’s workflow.

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Daily Scrum On A Table

Run daily scrum meetings on a handy digital table, discuss the tasks’ progress, and make sure you’ll meet the Sprint goal.

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