Patterns for Daily Stand-up Meetings

On one of my previous projects we organized daily stand-up meetings, where everybody gathered together at 09:00. In turn everybody said what they did yesterday, what the planned to do today and whether anything was hindering them to make progress.

After a while, it appeared that some people had something to say every day (and some had a lot to say) and others never had anything interesting to share. Somehow, the stand-up meeting was not working.

Jason Yip published a comprehensive post about stand-up meetings, and discusses a number of “patterns” used. Perhaps we should have looked into the “Pigs-and-Chickens” pattern before…

James ShoreMore wrote a chapter on stand-up meetings in his book The Art of Agile Development. Some chapters of the book are available as preview

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