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Doing High-Leverage Work Around a Morning Scrum?

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Anonymous User at Taro Community2 years ago

I've read in a number of places that it's great to tackle your most important tasks first thing in your day, spending 2-4 hours of solid work right from the start. However, I've noticed that it's hard for me to do this in large part because I have my morning scrum an hour into my day and currently have to participate in another team's scrum as well. These meetings often combine to ~45 minutes. Therefore, I'm more inclined to do maintenance tasks and low-hanging fruit, as well as other, smaller-leverage activities like browsing Taro.

I'm assuming morning scrums are the norm, so any tips to get high-leverage work done with a scrum smack in the middle of my morning? Now that I think about it, starting earlier would be one solution. Others are welcome.



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    2 years ago

    Three approaches I can suggest:

    1. Talk with the team and skip the scrum a few times a week, or experiment with moving it to the afternoon.
    2. Start your day earlier, so instead of 1 hour, you get 2-3 hours of deep work time. You probably have control over this.
    3. Work within the constraints (as I talk about in the video)

    Also take a look at the masterclass about productivity.