The underlying theme for these meetings is self-organisation with the aim to:
- share commitment
- communicate daily status, progress, and plans to the team and any observers
- identify obstacles so that the team can take steps to remove them
- set direction and focus
- build a team
An effective Daily Scrum should involve people and representatives from various areas (e.g., marketing, production support, upper management, training, etc.) who wish to know about and/or contribute to the status and progress of the project, however people not directly involved can disrupt the stand-up and should be informed by other means. Overall project progress would be better communicated with a Big Visible Chart.
The Daily Scrum should aviod story telling discussions and contributors should highlight: Things I have done since yesterday's meeting, Things I am going to get done today, Obstacles that I need someone to remove.
To keep the project context in mind a publicly visible Blockage Board listing all remaining obstacles can be maintained.