A fourth Daily Scrum question
One of my Scrum Master mentors, or some Scrum article from the distant past recommended this 4th Daily Scrum question (that I now always use):
Did I discover any requirements (new or existing) that the Scrum Team should be made aware of?
Sometimes a developer may realize when looking at a particular item in the Sprint Backlog that they could knock off another item in the Product Backlog that is not in the Sprint if they spent an incrementally small amount of additional time. There is a natural tendency to not want to mention it because of perceived (and real) Sprint schedule pressure. I call this 'Toilet Paper tube thinking'.
It is entirely possible that the extra item could be done within the current Sprint with no changes to the Sprint just because it is such a small amount of extra work.
If there were a situation like this, or some new requirement no one had thought of, a quick off-line meeting would ensue. Maybe this new requirement just gets added to the Product Backlog for some future Sprint.
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TruongSinh Tran-Nguyen commented
About the 3 questions, I'm suggesting to drop them totally, or "flip it around" and focus on the work, not the people https://scrumguide.uservoice.com/forums/241958-general/suggestions/36534277-daily-scrum-replace-3-questions-even-when-they-a