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Right, you start the Daily Forum. You will go around the room now and go through the 3 questions, with each session attendee. Miss no one out. If you start off with the person to the left of you, continue clockwise going round all session attendees, until you arrive at the person to the right of you. Every so often, change the format of the meeting and go anti-clockwise. This random change stops people from choosing a strategic physical location in the room that allows them to say their piece and leave the session early.

let us talk about early leavers. Early leavers are people who wish to leave your Daily Forum, early. They do not want to see out the whole meeting. They might feel disconnected from the project or have little interest in it. If you feel this is the case, have a chat with them and if it is not repaired then escalate to their line management.

We do not have passengers on these projects. Their negative contribution only succeeds to reduce the vitality of the team, undermine the driving influence of the Daily Forum, discourages other team members from contributing fully and shows them an early exit door, if they ever feel they need it. You want to avoid this. You need attendees at this meeting. You will make sure that every major issue is brought up at this meeting, debated swiftly, and resolved swiftly when needed and escalated and recorded, appropriately.

Every so often, you will remind the Daily Forum attendees of the agenda. This means that you will start and go around the room, asking each team member what they have completed, what they are doing today and how many new risks they have.

So, the project manager has given their Daily Forum and we are moving round the room going through the three questions. Early on in the project, in our experience, it is best to record all comments. Again, our experience shows, that gradually you will need this data less and less. But if you record all the comments and responses to the questions from the outset of the project, the session attendees will realise that their comments are being recorded and are being taken seriously. We find that it is not the record of the comments that is important rather, it is the psychological group dynamic that takes place in the session that is important.


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