Daily Stand-Up Meeting
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Not just a new name for a project status meeting!
The transition to becoming a self-organized team involves a fundamental change in how individuals, teams, and management approach their respective responsibilities. Traditionally managed teams depend upon anointed leaders who give direction, track progress and push the project to completion. Self-organized teams operate quite differently, and in such a team there is no explicit or implicit role of “project leader” or “project manager.” In the context of a self-organized team, this article describes how to implement the daily stand-up meeting.
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A few tips on commonly encountered problems
So you’ve started conducting daily stand-up meetings, but the results are disappointing to you and the project team. The good news is that it is possible to have effective daily stand-up meetings. Unfortunately, the bad news is that all too frequently, stand-up meetings just don’t work well. If you want to get the benefits from a well-executed daily stand-up meeting, your team will want to properly diagnose your situation, make some adjustments, and confirm that you have achieved improved results. You’ll repeat these iterations of successive improvement as necessary to get the performance the team wants to achieve. To help with your diagnosis, here are points to examine on your daily stand-up meetings.