Daily Stand-up Meetings2:20 with Matt Anthes-Washburn
This is a brief check-in meeting designed to give each member a small period of time to get the other members up-to-date on current progress, next tasks, and issues impeding progress.
3 questions of Stand-up:
What did you do yesterday?
What do you plan to do today?
What obstacles are slowing you down?
Every day, the whole team participates in a quick check in meeting. 0:00 This meeting is most often called a standup meeting, or simply a standup. 0:04 This is because teams often hold the meeting while literally standing up. 0:09 Standing for this meeting encourages teams to be brief and 0:14 stick to the time box, which is typically 15 minutes or less. 0:17 Development team members are required at the daily standups, and 0:21 the scrum master and product owner usually attend as well. 0:24 The group should be small enough to comfortably stand in a circle. 0:28 The check-in involves reporting the answers to three questions, what did you 0:31 do yesterday, what do you plan to do today and what obstacles are slowing you down. 0:35 To keep meetings quick and efficient, team members take shared responsibility for 0:42 the standup. 0:46 The meetings start on time with whomever is present and proceed without waiting for 0:48 a facilitator. 0:52 An important mechanism for keeping stand ups brief is the side bar. 0:54 Frequently, something comes up that requires two or 0:58 more of the team members to have a conversation. 1:00 This is normal and expected. 1:03 It's one of the reasons teams make the effort to check in like this, 1:06 to keep everyone on the same page and to allow for collaboration. 1:09 In order to keep standup meetings moving quickly and 1:13 efficiently, longer conversations should be moved to the sidebar. 1:16 The sidebar is a place to hold topics that require follow-up conversation. 1:21 When a topic comes up during standup that requires two or more team members' 1:25 attention, it helps to make a note on a whiteboard or to post a sticky note 1:29 on a wall so it's not forgotten and people can follow up after the standup meeting. 1:34 There's usually space reserved by the team for just this purpose. 1:39 The sidebar also allows smaller groups or 1:43 one on one conversation, to break out and not occupy the time of every team member. 1:46 Many teams come up with a recognized signal for 1:52 the sidebar, a way that any team member can politely interrupt, and 1:54 suggest that a conversation should be deferred, to the sidebar. 1:58 This can be as simple as raising a hand. 2:02 Personally, I like the sidebar high-five. 2:04 When a team member recognizes the need to sidebar an item, 2:07 they can point it out in a friendly way by offering up a high-five. 2:10 The sidebar high-five is a great way to express support for 2:13 the conversation while redirecting it to the sidebar. 2:17
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