The daily stand-up meeting (also known as “daily scrum”, “scrum standups) is a daily short meeting that helps keep your team on the same page. And this template helps to keep your standup meetings focused and concise.
The daily meetings are called stand-ups because it is designed to have everyone standing up during the meeting to create discomfort that reminds people to keep the meeting short and to-the-point.
The daily standup should last just about 15 minutes. With this short time-frame, it’s important to know what should be included and what not to be included in the daily standup meeting.
The goal of standup meetings is to align the team around what is happening in the business in a concise way. The daily meeting shouldn’t be a long meeting so it is not for discussing new ideas, complex issues (instead, if a great idea suddenly arises because of someone’s update, jot it down and schedule another meeting). Likewise, it shouldn’t consist of back-and-forth conversations with another teammate that you need help from (instead, raise your concern that you need help but schedule another time to further discuss after the all team meeting).
Generally, an update in a scrum meeting consists of 3 questions:
One important point to note when answering the above questions is the goal of the standup meeting is not to just ask everyone listing out every single task in their workday. Instead, the goal is to align the team around who is doing what, what should be prioritized and if road-blockers and questions are properly addressed.