21 May '13, 12pm

Is there something funny about your Standup? via @pivotallabs @gsiener

Software development teams that aim to be more “Agile” often pick and choose the pieces of an agile methodology that suit them. For some reason standup is usually picked first, way before addressing their waterfall ways. I guess it’s because it’s hard to do “retrospective” but easy to stand up during a meeting (despite teams that sit through their standup). I’m a big fan of standups but have also witnessed ones that are poorly executed or even detrimental. A traditional standup is a five to fifteen minute meeting where each team member stands together and answers three fundamental questions: What did I accomplish yesterday? What will I do today? What obstacles are impeding my progress (blockers)? A standup is not: A status report for your managers The forum for discussing details at length A replacement for healthy and timely communication with your product team A way to t...

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