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  • How burdensome and time consuming are the daily standup meetings? Do they last more than fifteen minutes? Do they solve any problems? What do you talk about?

    When I was team leader during our last big project, I introduced daily team meetings at around 3 PM each day, and most people thought it was useful and a good ting. The subject: "What have we done today, what are we doing tomorrow?".

    One benefit of this round-the-table reporting was that it revealed when people got stuck for a long time on a problem wi
    • The standups have just started, but everyone agrees that they are great. In a nutshell, six programmers stand around and say what they're working on today and maybe a brief explanation of what they're doing to solve it. Implementation discussions are not allowed. I've had to cut people off for getting sidetracked into them. If anyone wants to discuss implementation, they can do so after the meeting. The meeting takes about a minute per programmer, so it's quick and easy.

      We've had a lot of problems where programmers have no idea what others are working on and with daily stand ups, we hope to eliminate some confusion and work duplication.