daily standup

The Esprit De Corps of the Daily StandUp

Day 29... Esprit De Corps — a sense of unity and of common interests and responsibilities, as developed among a group of persons closely associated in a task, cause, enterprise, etc. Does your team have this? Is your team rallying towards the achievement of its iteration/sprint goals? Is your team composed of self-organizing people, focused on results and collaborating together... and adapting accordingly to achieve the team’s common goals? Your Daily StandUp (for scrum teams) or StandUp (for Kanban teams, they can have less frequent StandUp) reveals if your team have this or not. Check out this video to illustrate:…
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Daily Communication

The Daily StandUp (DSU) is a way for the team to communicate at least once a day. It is not a status meeting;instead, look at it as an alignment and prioritization meeting. A team acting as one... as a whole ... to the advancement of their iteration goal; they have a plan of attack -- as a team -- for their work that day. 15 minutes. That's all you need. Just the headlines. You may, however, have a meeting after the DSU to discuss things in more detail, this is called the 'meet-after'... with impacted parties only.
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Two Simple Ideas For Achieving Higher Quality Connections And Interactions

Two Simple Ideas For Achieving Higher Quality Connections And Interactions

1) Face to face is best when communicating! You get to see and feel all verbal and non verbal things, see facial expressions, laugh together instantaneously. In a group setting, try to standup / or sit down ... form a circle facing each other. Then have a conversation! Online? Get a laptop camera and turn it on during meetings! 2) In a group session, it is best to have no one dominating the conversation. Use the concept of the 'Talking Stick' (see and read image below)... to provide equal opportunity for everyone to talk and be heard. The 'talking stick'…
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