A daily stand-up meeting is a short status meeting that is held early each day. The practice, which originates from Agile development methodologies, is common in the Scrum development methodology. The meeting, generally limited to between five and fifteen minutes long, is sometimes referred to as the stand-up, the morning roll-call or the daily scrum.
The purpose of the meeting is for each team member to answer the following three questions:
1) What did you do yesterday?
2) What will you do today?
3) Are there any impediments in your way?
Standing, rather than sitting, reinforces the idea that the meeting is intended to be short and discourages wasted time. The stand-up is not meant to be a place to solve problems, but rather to make the team aware of current status. If discussion is needed, a longer meeting with appropriate parties can be arranged.
In Scrum development, it is emphasized that a stand-up's purpose is to update the team on status, rather than management. On some Scrum teams, management may attend, but only team members may speak.