I remember reading an article by Stacia Broderick a while back on Daily Scrum Meetings. Thankfully my team are not like to one described but it did make me think about the way I conduct my Daily Scrum Meeting at the moment.
This quote in particular was interesting.
Many teams really, truly believe that the purpose of the daily standup* is to “just answer the three questions without exceeding fifteen minutes.” Maybe it’s that the questions seem so simple. They are not. There is so much underneath the surface of the three little questions. Coach your team to think about these questions and come prepared to the daily standup. In other words, think about the tasks, the accomplishments, how it may impact John’s work or Mary’s next task, and keep in mind who you are working with to complete the task. Go into the daily standup with answers to the three questions that are meaningful, insightful, and proactive.
Maybe I will task my team to come prepared to the Daily Scrum to apply more detail to the tasks, accomplishments and problems that they have and how this would effect others in the team.
I think this would also work well for us as our Product Owner is based in Boston and the team is based in Glasgow, so the more useful information that is given, the more informed the Product Owner will be.