A stand-up meeting is a short, frequent meeting where participants describe work statuses, raise issues, and synchronize efforts. It is often done while standing to shorten the meeting length.
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What is a Stand-Up Meeting?Stand-Up Meetings are brief team gatherings that encourage communication and collaboration. Participants stand to keep the meeting short and focused, and each person shares updates on their progress and any obstacles they face. Stand-Ups are effective for keeping teams on track and improving productivity.
Consider Different Meeting Formats InsteadWhile Stand-Up Meetings can be useful, there are other meeting formats to consider. For example, some teams may benefit from longer Meetings that allow for more in-depth discussions. Others may prefer virtual Meetings or one-on-one check-ins. It's important to choose a meeting format that fits the team's needs and goals.
- Status Meetings Are the ScourgeJason explains how the status update portion of a stand-up meeting is a waste of time. Written information is more powerful (team members can access it if / when they need it).
- Why “Standups” are Useless and How to Run Great Product Team MeetingsAndy adds to the position that Status Updates are not a productive use of time, and suggests an alternative: organizing a product development meeting agenda around decisions that need to be made in order to unblock various team members.