It's not just standing up: patterns for daily stand-up meetings

Daily stand-up meetings have become a common ritual of many teams, especially in Agile software development. However, there are many subtle details that distinguish effective stand-ups and a waste of time.

This session will be an exercise to reflect and think more deeply about the patterns of effective versus "waste of time" stand-ups.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. What is a "daily stand-up meeting"?
    • What problem are we trying to solve?
  2. Think about the best stand-up you've been in.  Now think about the worst.  What is observably different?
    • Patterns of effective stand-ups
    • Smells in bad stand-ups
  3. General Q&A

Learning Outcome

For practitioners who have already had some experience with daily stand-up meetings, learn how to come to a deeper understanding of:

  • Why we have daily standups (which allows you to derive alternatives if necessary)
  • The obvious (in hindsight) and subtle patterns that contribute to good vs bad stand-ups.  Start to develop an intuitive feel for goodness and how to approach it.

Target Audience

Team members, facilitators (i.e., ScrumMaster, Team Lead, Coach, etc.)

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