This past sprint retrospective the team proposed that we change up the way our scrum team reports on task progress. The team proposed that we keep our Sprint Tracker excel document in source control. Then prior to the daily standup meeting each team member would check out the document, update the time remaining on their tasks, and check it back in.
I am surprised at how well this worked! I was expecting that nobody would participate or somebody would forget to checkin and then go on vacation or any number of possibilities. But I’m proud to report our standups are more effective and efficient because we spend more time to discussing what was done, what to do and what things are standing in the way.
Let me try and explain in more detail. (more…)