in Reflections, Scrum for Beginners

Daily Standup Vs. Daily Standup

There’s a fundamental difference between participating in daily standup meetings because you want to and attending daily standup meetings because you have to.

You want to attend Daily Standup because you believe you’ll inspect and adapt.
You have to attend Daily Standup because your organization is following Scrum or your boss has asked you.

Former helps the project and the latter does not.

When you do the former, everyone benefits. You. Your project. Your organization. Your customer. Your customer’s customer … everyone.

There’s no “have to” in Scrum. You do it or you do not.

Are you doing Scrum or are you doing Scrum because you have to?

  • Hi Utpal,

    Thanks for
    this nice article. We figured out that standup meetings are great but needed
    improvement (they took a lot of time and de-focused our colleagues). Because of
    this we developed a SaaS tool to “automate” the daily standup
    meetings – with just a single email. If you like to take a look:
    http://www.30secondsmail.com.

    Best,

    Ajie