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Jazz Hands at the Daily Standup

While doing an Agile assessment in Des Moines, Iowa, we noticed a team would periodically do “jazz hands”.  When we asked the ScrumMaster (Iteration Manager) what was going on, she said others within earshot of the daily standup complained about the team being too loud. In the past, whenever there was good news, the team would cheer and clap.  As a result, in order to continue to show their excitement, the team members now all do “jazz hands”.

Team “Seniom Sed” (Des Moines backwards), it has been a pleasure watching you all work for the last few days. Actually, it’s been a pleasure working with each of the teams. I get one more day to enjoy your addictive enthusiasm.

Keep up the great work!

About Derek Huether

I'm Vice President of Enterprise Engagements at LeadingAgile. I'm super focused on results. But I also take the hand waving out of organizational transformations. I come from a traditional PM background but I don't give points for stuff done behind the scenes. The only thing that counts is what you get done and delivered. Author of Zombie Project Management (available on Amazon)

3 Responses to “Jazz Hands at the Daily Standup”

  1. Anonymous
    September 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Jazz hands….cute concept. My colleagues and I work in relatively close quarters, so I may have to give that a try sometime in case people are on the phone!

    • Anonymous
      September 11, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      I know others out there will refer to this also be ASL (American Sign Language) or “deaf” applause. Whatever you call it, these were really happy people.

    • Anonymous
      September 11, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      I know others out there will refer to this also be ASL (American Sign Language) or “deaf” applause. Whatever you call it, these were really happy people.

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