daily stand-up meeting

A daily stand-up meeting is a short organizational meeting that is held early each day. The practice is commonly used in the Scrum development methodology.

A daily stand-up meeting is a short organizational meeting that is held each day. The meeting, generally limited to between five and fifteen minutes long, is sometimes referred to as a stand-up, a morning roll-call or a 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.

See also: pigs and chickens, Agile Manifesto, planning poker, timebox, story, planning board, fist to five (fist of five)


This was first published in November 2011

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