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How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
How to run an effective (and fun) standup
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  • Listening:http://customersrock.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/listening.jpg
  • Scrum Master Asking good questions: http://libizblog.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/question-mark.jpg
  • Don't go in same order each time : http://www.cs.jhu.edu/~pari/600.107/Horstmann/slides/Ch19/images/queue.png
  • PO goes last with updates
  • Have the team pick the time: http://www.infowit.com/images/time_graphic.jpg
  • Use humor: http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merchandiser/19788.jpg
  • Declare and End: http://kashifalvi.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/the-end.jpg
  • Take action afterward
  • Developers talk to eachother
  • Chickens are optional
  • Proper equipment for offsite folks, e.g. conference lines that work
  • Report to Leader
  • Not Prepared
  • Only Discussion at Standup
  • Too Early, Too Big, ShoeGazers
  • Standup Used as a design session, Sitting Down
  • Standup as a separate room from the team room, Electronics being used
  • Standup Starts the Day, No impediments recorded, Ratholing
  • Use a token, somethign fluffy that you can throw to the next person when it is their turn Bring a different token each sprint Spin the Marker to decide who goes first Offer appreciations at the beginning of a meeting. <Name of Person>, I appreciate you for <this>. Celebrate progress (Woohoos!), burndowns, impediments removed, etc Offer Food, coffee: better if it is not routine but a special thing Random stuff is helpful (though switching the time of standup is generally not helpful, it's confusing) Ask "How are you feeling?" Tell a story, a personal anecdote to start the meeting When someone leaves for a few days and comes back, tell them to bring back a tacky toy Whoever speaks first says thank you after the meeting Welcome people to standup Use "speed dating method" for impediments. Ask who has an impediment and then who can help them Bring a joke to standup (look up on internet) Create a non-human enemy (Someone mentioned a vista machine that was the enemy on the project) Ask, "how are we doing this morning?"
  • Appreciations,
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    • 1. How to run an effective (and fun) standup.
      Notes from session at Agile Open NW
      By Ed Kraay
    • 2. Objective
      To communicate the learnings from an Agile Open NW Session to SIQ
      Goal: To learn to identify when your standup may become dull and pointless, and learn some ways to fix it if that happens.
    • 3. Effective Standup?
      What characterizes an
    • 4.
    • 5. Ask good questions…
    • 6. Changeup the Order
    • 7. …Goes Last
    • 8. Team picks the time
    • 9. Use Humor
    • 10. End Crisply.
    • 11. Leave with Actions.
    • 12. Developers talk to eachother.
    • 13.
    • 14. Good Audio for offsite.
    • 15. Non-effective Standup
      What makes a
    • 16. Report to Leader
    • 17. Not coming prepared
    • 18. Waiting to talk til’ Standup.
    • 19. Starting too early
      Too many people at standup
      Shoegazing
    • 20. Standup as a design session.
      Standup sitting down.
    • 21. Standup as a separate area from the team room.
      Electronics on during standup.
    • 22. Standup starts the day.
      Not reporting impediments.
      Not stopping rat-holing.
    • 23.
      • Random Placement of Scrum Master in order of standup
      • 24. Ask questions to group vs. individuals as smells
      • 25. SM Don't act as technical leader
      • 26. SM don't make eye contact
      • 27. SM Reiterate the value of standup to the team
      • 28. SM Redirect decisions/approval back to the team
      • 29. Pigs: Communicate lateness and report to the team, not to SM or PO
      • 30. Don't say start, let the team say go: Spin the marker
      • 31. Install a sense of team ownership. Do less for them. They will do more for themselves.
      Reporting to Leader – How to fix.
    • 32. People not prepared for Standup, how to fix
      Make a list of things you did the evening before. Bring in the morning
      Give some work time before the meeting to get in work mindset
      Look at commit logs, records of work as a refresher
      Minute timers: try to fill but not go over
      Frame your day in how it is relevant to the group
      Have a Splash Down: A second standup at end of the day or other time to review what we did
      Have progress charts/info visible during standup
      Don't tell the detail, pick up the highlights
    • 33. Only discussion is at Daily Standup
      Status report takes away from the daily standup
      Use a parking lot
      Make sure folks follow up at the end of a meeting, not during the meeting
      Schedule a design discussion
      Have an all day chat with the team: why wait to report an impediment in 24 hours, why not bring them to up when they happen **Encourage a developer TODO list
      Have developers reference the story & the task
      End the scrum on a positive note
    • 34. How to make a dull Standup Fun
      Now that you’ve figured out how to have an effective standup, how do you avoid a dull, repetitive, boring standup….
    • 35. Spin the Marker
      Use a Token
      Bring a different token each sprint
    • 36. Bring Appreciations.
      Team Member, I appreciate you for, X.
      Encourage Woohoo!
      Bring Food, Make it a surprise
      Last one to finish standup says “Thank you”
    • 37. Do a dance if you’re late.
      Create a non-human enemy
    • 38. Some Snapshots of the Event

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