278. Stand-up and don't hold the team up. Be quick with 3 simple questions

November 1, 2022

Whether you call it a Stand-Up, a Daily Scrum, a Huddle, or a Roll Call this daily check-in is a powerful tool you and your team can use to maximize productivity. During today’s episode, you will learn how to do a Stand-Up, what a Stand-Up consists of, and some pitfalls that you may be deterred by along the way. Most importantly, you need to keep a Stand-Up as simple as you can, based on three basic questions. That’s it! Sometimes you’ll include Parking Lots as modifiers. Tune in to hear what that means, along with why there is no reason to ask questions during the Stand-Up. Thanks for tuning in!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • The three questions that should get answered in every Stand-Up.
  • Parking Lots that may arise as modifiers to daily Stand-Ups. 
  • Why a Stand-Up shouldn’t be longer than this episode time. 
  • Other names for the daily Stand-Up.
  • Why, if you’re opening up your Trello or your Jira, it’s no longer a Stand-Up. 
  • A pitfall that may arise when trying to implement the Stand-Up.
  • Remaining mindful of your wording so that the Stand-Up doesn’t become a Status Meeting.
  • A recommendation that you type out the conversation while the meeting is happening.
  • What a Parking Lot is and how to modify your Stand-Up to include them afterward.
  • Why there is no reason to ask questions during a Stand-Up.
  • A plea to be mindful about your Stand-Up. 
  • And much more!

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