If you haven’t heard of a standup and are in or lead a team, you need to keep reading. Standups are part of the Agile Methodology, but the idea can be applied to pretty much any business in any sector. To run your own standup you need to gather your team before you start work for the day.
 
At Appster, we run our standups at 9:00AM sharp so nothing is scheduled over the top – our clients come in at 9:30AM. 
 
Our team usually grabs or makes a coffee beforehand then gathers in our office areas. We all stand up – this is very important as the aim is to keep the meeting short and no longer than 15 minutes. The team leader asks each of the team members three questions: 
  1. What did you accomplish yesterday? We use this question to keep everyone accountable to tasks they commit to. If you say your going to do something today and you haven’t by tomorrow you broke your promise.
  1. What’s on for today? We use this question to make sure everyone in the team is aligned with what others are doing. Do we have clashed meetings or is someone taking half a day off? Get each team member to grab out their phones and literally read out what meetings are booked in their calendar. If the answer is “not much”, then try and balance workloads in the team. 
  1. Are there any impediments? We use this to let team members flag any issues they’re having and what’s holding them back, then we all try and help remove these impediments. 
This is the format for standups in a nutshell, but there’s a few things you should keep in mind when you’re running the standup.
 
Keep everyone honest.
 
If someone mentioned achieving something yesterday, but say they need to achieve it today ask why that’s the case.
 
Keep responses short and enforce this rule with the team.
 
Think about response as status updates; they should be in line with “I’m doing X, Y and Z for A client” not “I’m doing X,Y and Z for A client because X reason”. 
 
Capture comments and impediments when they are raised, but don’t discuss them.
 
The standup is not the time for discussion. Try saying “I’ve noted that and we will chat about that after the standup”. 
 
Good luck running your next standup and check out this great in-depth guide to standups here

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