Best meeting of the day

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The Best Meeting of the Day, The Standup Meeting

“A stand-up meeting is a daily team meeting held to provide a status update to the team members. This meeting is also referred to as Obeya in Japanese, meaning ‘the big room’; in agile circles a ‘scrum’ or huddle; and in the automotive industry ‘fast response’.

The purpose of these meetings is essentially the same:

  • Alignment through communication with the team
  • Identification and remedies for roadblocks

So what do we talk about during the daily stand-up? Well, Yesterday, Today, and Obstacles.

… focus the meeting using the following format:

  • Start the meeting early in the day.
  • Should last no more than 15 minutes.
  • The entire team should attend (use a delegate or liaison for support). …
  • What did I accomplish yesterday?
  • What will I do today?
  • What obstacles are impeding my progress? …
  • Consider the use of a kitchen timer to ensure your meetings won’t last more 15 minutes. …
  • Pass a talking stick around so there is less cross-talk. (A strong facilitator is beneficial.) …
  • Highlight issues but solve them later, this meeting is not for extended conversations.”
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