Day by day stand-up, as the name recommends, is a daily status meeting among all the members of an agile team. It not only gives a discussion for regular updates but also brings the problems of colleagues into focus so that it can be quickly addressed. Daily stand-up is a must-do practice, no matter how an agile team is established regardless of its office location.
A daily stand-up is a day by day status meeting among all colleagues and it is held generally for 15 minutes.
Every member has to respond three important questions −
Daily stand-up is for status update, not for any conversation. For conversation, colleagues should schedule another meeting at a different time.
Participants usually stand instead of sitting so that the meeting gets over rapidly.
The benefits of having a daily stand-up in agile are as per the following −
The scrum master, the product owner, and the delivery team should attend the stand-up regularly.
Stakeholders and clients are encouraged to attend the meeting and they can act as an observer, but they are not supposed to participate in stand-ups.
It is the scrum master's responsibility to take note of each colleague's questions and the issues they are facing.
Stand-ups can be done in multiple ways, in case the agile team members are operating from various time zones −
Select a member on a rotational basis, who can attend the stand-up meeting of teams located in various time zones.
Have a separate stand-up per team, update the status of the stand-up in a tool such as Rally, SharePoint, Wikis and so on.
Have a wide variety of communication tools ready like conference call, video conferencing, instant messengers, or any other third-party information sharing tools.