A stand-up meeting (or simply stand-up) is a meeting in which attendees typically participate while standing. The discomfort of standing for long periods is intended to keep the meetings short.
Holding a daily stand-up meeting is a great way for your team to touch base and stay on the same page without introducing time-sucking status meetings into your workplace.
All team members get together in the morning and stand up for the duration of the meeting. that way you keep the meeting short, because no one likes to stand.
Use video chat software to include remote participants to stand-up and they should be standing as well
When people know what to expect, they tend to lose interest. Because daily stand-ups are routine by nature, you need to vary the routine in order to keep people engaged. For example, if your typical stand-up agenda includes going around the room clockwise and hearing from each person, think about putting everyone’s name in a hat and drawing to see who goes next. You can even make it more interesting by giving out prizes, such as a Starbucks gift card or some other tchotchke for the “last one standing” (the last name picked). You may even want to take a note from "The Pee-Wee Herman Show" and have a daily secret word to keep people listening closely.
Scrum-style stand-ups convene daily to re-plan in-progress development. Though it may not be practical to limit all discussion to these three questions, the objective is to create a new sprint plan within the time box (less than 15 minutes), while deferring discussions about impediments until after the event is complete. Team members briefly (a maximum of one minute per team member) address three questions as the input to this planning:
Whereas Kanban-style daily stand-ups focus more on:
Topics don't have to be a novel. just a short list of the highlights. no one likes to get caught up in unimportant details. 😒
You can use a 10-minute "Egg Timer" or "Sandglass Hourglass" to manage and limiting stand-up time.
Often, people may be tempted to go off on different topics while they have the group’s ears, but don’t let them. Cut in whenever you notice the meeting is headed off-course and let that person know you appreciate them bringing up “Topic X,” but it’s a discussion for another time. To prevent people from getting upset over being redirected, you can let them know you care about Topic X by adding it to a whiteboard of "Topics for Later Discussion."
4 bad habits that derail scrum meetings.
Always start your meeting at the set time. Those who miss it or who are late will feel guilty and try harder to make it to the next one.
The scrum meeting is not a planning meeting. Introducing new topics will divert attention away from answering your strict 3 question agenda.
We get it — asking people to stop talking can be awkward. In general, adhering to the rule, “everything you say should be valuable to everyone in the room” will keep rambling down. If that’s not enough, another simple fix is to set a strict time limit for each speaker.
The scrum meeting should not be the sole means of team communication. It’s easy to wait around for the next meeting to bring up an issue, but this just slows down your team and bloats the stand-up meeting.
in 5 to 10 minutes, the whole team is totally in sync and avoids costly miscommunications.
did you know standing burns up to 50 more calories per hour than sitting!