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Stand Ups

  • Stop rambling. Go through a Kanban board.
  • Prioritize ageing issues.
  • Focus on blockers.
  • Invite the entire team, including PMs and Designers.
  • Move detailed discussions asynchronously.
  • Incentivize self-management and instil psychological safety.

Red Flags

  • Stand-ups take more than 15-minutes
  • People talk about their work instead of talking about goals
  • People stop showing up regularly
  • People talk to their manager (or “scrum master”) instead of talking to their peers
  • If the manager or “scrum master” can’t show up, the stand-up doesn’t happen