“Thanks to Joe and all of the attendees – I have learned a lot from all of you. I have a simple question – in the daily scrum meeting – if I understood it correctly, team members are expected to answer the 3 questions to the team – and not the scrum master. Yes? How did you get them to do it? What I am finding is that the members are reporting to the scrum master.”
Here is how I replied.
Explain the purpose: To give the team members enough info each day to make mid-course corrections to ‘land’ all the promised stories by the end of the sprint. Everyone can help make mid-course corrections. Of one sort or another.
To stop the behavior you mention, sometimes the SM has to remind them to report to the team. Remind them of the purpose. And sometimes avert eye contact. And sometimes step ‘outside’ the semi-circle of pigs.
If the SM is the former Project Manager, this is a hard switch for everyone, since the habit of ‘reporting’ to the PM may be well engrained.