The purpose of a sprint is to have a brief amount of time in which the team or group is extremely productive. A rule is that the amount of time has to be limited and it has to have tasks assigned to specific people or groups of people.
It was just getting in the way of working because they just marked the person. This way they would be more productive rather than pulling the "I'm the boss" card. I have seen people on our team and other teams saying that since they are the whatever captain they get to control the work being done in that specific group of people and just end of not doing any of the work. Titles can be use for getting scholarships as well as being able to compete. Well, we need a safety captain due to ya know, safety as well as being able to participate in competition.
Multitasking is wasteful because you don't do as good of a job when you are doing multiple things at once. If you just do one thing at a time, then you can get it done faster and better. Usually, I try to multitask as much as possible and it usually turns out well, but I know that if I focus on one thing it will turn out better than both things at once.
Well, we had the Best Buy grant which I am pretty sure never even got done in time, but I could be wrong (this is just from what I heard). Also, we had the chairman's presentation maybe half done for a long time, until the night before the presentation, which should've been done way earlier.
The "Definition of Done" means something has been thoroughly examined and tested and is able to be handed over to the customer or consumer for use. It is critical that the team understands the DoD for each task so we can get it done to the same standards as we need, so someone doesn't finish it when it really isn't finished at all.
This part was to explain parts of scrum and how we should use them. They are very important parts of scrum and should be looked at as such.