knowledge-kitchen / scrum

Team Norms

Teams are well-advised to agree upon a written set of norms and rules upon team formation. These are commitments team members make to each other. Some common types of norms are outlined below.

Teams are ideally co-located in the same room or space while they work for fast interactions and rapid team building

Team values

Important agreements so that everyone knows what is expected of them in terms of responsibility.

Sprint cadence

Daily standups

Coding standards

Concluding thoughts

Keep this document practical and real - make it yours, not someone else’s. Please don’t write in things you know your team is not going to do or care about just because you see other people doing that online. Team norms reflect your team’s personality and values.