One of the first people I met when I started my role as Agile Coach at Anthem was Sameer Patil. In his previous career role Sameer was Scrum Master for Disney, and what an inspiring person to work with at Anthem. I didn’t have my badge or computer the first two weeks I started, so I decided to take this great opportunity and go around and visit with all my new teams with Encounters and Data Management. Sameer had created a wonderful Scrum board on the glass window where the team could gather around and share ideas in their daily stand ups! Some of his teams are quite large and still today need to be broken down to smaller teams.
I admired Sameer on how he interacted with his teams during their stand ups. He had taken a ball and had pitched it to a developer and they would tell the team what the three items we address in a stand-up and then they would toss the ball if they had any efforts or tasks with another developer and then that would follow on topic that was being discussed. This is great to define pair programming. It gives the stand-up a fun way to interact and keep everyone attentive!