What are the characteristiccs?
- Stand Up : Everybody stands up, nobody sits down.
- 15 or less: Short session; max. 15min, if possible even shorter
- Token : Only the one holding the token speaks, and (s)he speaks towards the whole group.
- Offline : It isn’t a problem-solving meeting. So issues will be handled -offline- when it become too detailled. Meaning that they will be addressed after the meeting with only the affected persons involved.
What should you discuss?
- Yesterday : What did I do yesterday
- Today : What will I be doing today.
- Obstacles : What’s blocking me.
- Focus : Relevance to the backlog (general todo-list)
Which are the advantages?
- Identify obstacles : The meeting is a tool to identify problems, not to solve them. During the meeting people can indicate that they can assist you with your problem. Yet the actually discussion will be handled offline.
- Set direction and focus : A standup meeting will also help to keep everyone aligned towards the team goal. That way we won’t lose any time on less relevant things.
- Share commitment : We commit ourselves to tasks on a daily basis. By putting them in a group, we’ll be sharing the commitment on these issues (and thus knowing the existence).
- Communicate status : Communicating status is secondary to the identification of problems. Yet it’s a big factor that the key points of everyone’s daily task is know by everyone. The communication aspect isn’t meant to communicate to management, but to the other team members.
- Build a team : Don’t create groups, but create one team by knowing what everyone does.
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