24 September, 2020

How to Hold a Daily Stand-up Meeting | Video


IThe Daily Stand-up Meeting is a part of many Agile Project Management approaches. But in my experience, the idea pre-dates Agile.

I bet the pyramid builder gathered around the wineskin at the start of every day!

But, the two specific ways of conducting a morning stand up, which I talk about in this video, are from approached used by many modern Agile practitioners.

This video is safe for viewing in the workplace.

This is learning, so, sit back and enjoy

Keep them short

For a small team, 15 minutes is plenty for a daily stand up.

Stand (of course). It helps with:

  • Energy
  • Pace

Two Styles of Morning Stand-up…

Round-robin (3 Questions) method

  • Yesterday
  • Today
  • Blockers / Impediments
  • Maybe with a token to show who’s on

Walking the Board Method

Where there’s a Kanban Board or similar

  • Move from Right to Left
  • Who owns it
  • Blockers
  • Support to shift them

Tips for your Daily Stand-up Meetings

  • Detailed issues and side conversations parked and addressed afterward
  • Flag if off-topic discussions – take them offline
  • Adapt your process to refine it constantly

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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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