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How to Turn Boring Daily Stand-Ups Into Productive Daily Stand-Ups

Will Martin, Professional Agile Facilitator

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9 Videos (45m)
    • Welcome

    • What Are You Syncing About?

    • The 3 Questions

    • Deep Dive Into the 3 Questions

    • How to Plan the Meeting

    • How to Communicate Effectively

    • How About the Content

    • How to Run the Meeting

    • Summary, Conclusion


About This Class

Frustrated with long, boring stand-ups?

Daily Scrum meetings ((also known as a "daily scrum", a "daily huddle", "morning roll-call", "daily sync", etc.) are probably the most visible component of Scrum. There are groups that claim they are doing agile due to the mere presence of this one meeting. It’s as if people think that adopting a quick 15 minute meeting is the answer to every dysfunction in their organization.


There is nothing inherently wrong with having a daily scrum, it’s a great practice. The thing you have to realize though is that three questions are just a starter kit… they help you understand the kinds of things you might want to talk about… they are not the reason you meet for your daily meeting. As a Scrum team, you have made a commitment to your customer, and to yourselves, to deliver a certain amount of product at the end of the sprint. The daily Scrum is a recurring opportunity for the team to get together and discuss their progress against that shared commitment.


That’s why our goal in this course is getting the most out of the Daily Scrum meeting, one of the core Scrum events. 


We are confident that well-managed Daily Scrum meetings provide the shortest feedback loop, which makes them special. Doing so will you succeed with Agile. 


Who is the target audience?


  • Scrum Master & Agile Coach,
  • Any Agile Team member,
  • Anyone who attends a daily stand-up meeting.


You will learn:


  • The purpose and intent of the main 3 questions asked during the meeting,
  • How to plan & execute the meeting,
  • How to have a more effective communication.


In every part, best practices coming from agile community are taught. You will appreciate additional recommended practices, based on my solid experience, that are up to you to implement or not according to your situation. As well, obstacles that everyone involved in a stand-up meeting has already/will encounter(ed), and their workarounds and solutions.


This course includes pieces of advice for distributed teams and remote workers.


I hope you will enjoy it!





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Will Martin

Professional Agile Facilitator


My goal is not just about helping make Scrum or Agile work for you. It is also meant to help you elevate you & your teams to the next level of effectiveness and maturity. My courses are based on real-world approaches to the Scrum  and other agile practices that have been properly tested under fire.





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