Stand-ups are a mechanism to regularly
synchronise so that teams…
• share understanding of goals
• coordinate eﬀorts
• share problems and improvements
• identify as a team
Answer the three scrum stand-up questions
• What did you do yesterday?
• What are you doing today?
• What is blocking you?
What behaviours were they
What are some other bad
behaviours you have seen at
Some tips to help with
eﬀective stand ups
Think about your update in advance
Don't talk about ALL the thingsPrioritisation
Talk to the team, not to the leaderPeople
Raise issues and help each otherProblems
The 4 P’s of effective stands-ups
Liked / Learned
Lacked / Longed for
Some tips to help
Does your team feel
safe to talk?
• check ins
• safety checks
• individual and group activities
e.g. one to ones, quite time
The Prime Directive
Regardless of what we discover, we
understand and truly believe that everyone
did the best job they could, given what they
knew at the time, their skills and abilities, the
resources available, and the situation at hand
-- Norm Kerth
Are you following up
• are you prioritising?
• are they achievable?
• do they have owners?
• are they on your board?
Are they varied,
interesting and useful?
• are they right for the situation
• do you change them often enough?
• do you vary when they happen?
• do they have positive as well as
• do you ask if they are working?
Are the right people in
• is the group small enough to
• are the right people in the
room to make decisions
What will you change
about your stand and
Retrospective wiki retrospectivewiki.org
Agile Retrospectives Making good teams great Diana Larsen and Esther Derby
Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives Luis Gonçalves and Ben Linders
Fun Retrospectives Taina Caetano, Paulo Caroli and Glauber Ramos
Fifty Quick Ideas To Improve Your Retrospectives Ben Williams and Tom Roden
The Retrospective Handbook Patrick Kua
Agile Retrospective Kickstarter Alexey Krivitsky
Retrospectives for Organizational Change Jutta Eckstein