You heard me correctly. Scrums. Yeah, it’s a weird word. The first time I heard it, I actually laughed out loud! I’d vaguely heard of it before in the context of rugby. It’s when they huddle up and regroup and plan in the game. That was the only place I thought Scrums existed.
Little did I know, a “Scrum” is actually also a very powerful business tool most successful companies use on a daily basis. Their “teams” huddle up virtually and each person gives a short update on what they’ve accomplished, any roadblocks they may have run into (so that others on the team can offer solutions), and what they plan to do that day towards the team’s goal. People can also ask any questions they have that might help move each other forward. A Scrum Call is typically kept to 15 minutes.
This is a very simple explanation of Scrums…there’s a whole world out there around it. There are even Certified Scrum Masters.
You don’t have to become a Scrum Master in order to apply this powerful concept;) A few months ago, a brilliant mentor and friend of mine suggested I start doing a similar action. I did, and it’s been incredible! It builds a momentum in your projects that you can’t even imagine. Even as I’m writing this, I’m looking back at when we started our Daily Scrums and I’m astonished at everything that’s happened since and how things keep showing up.
Basically, you choose a focus or project and you and a friend or two connect every day (well, every week day;). You follow the basic Scrum formula by each sharing small triumphs and what actions you took since the last call and then what actions you’re going to take that day. Remember to keep it to 15 minutes or less. You can find a time to socialize later. Similar to a Mastermind Group, but the daily consistency creates this vortex that pulls in synchronicities you (almost) can’t imagine!
I’ll be going into more detail about Daily Scrum meetings and other Success and Business Strategies in Online Courses that you can take advantage of in early 2020. Give it a shot and let me know how it goes!