Standup Meetings

Daily standups without standing up.

Daily Standups make it easy to share accomplishments, progress, and blockers with others on your team, helping improve productivity and alignment.

With Friday, you can quickly share what you are working on asynchronously (over email or Slack). Spend more time in the zone solving problems and less time talking about them.

How do daily standups work?

The daily standup (also called a daily scrum meeting) is a popular ceremony with teams who follow an agile process and it is one of the communication habits we recommend. This event typically lasts about fifteen minutes (if you are lucky) and everyone shares the following:

  1. What did you accomplish yesterday?
  2. What are you working on today?
  3. Any blockers?

This regular event creates a fast feedback loop inside a team, ensuring that people are free and clear to do their best work. In highly collaborative environments, it's important that team members are aware of how their work effects others on their team. Daily standups create a space to align a team and uncover ways to improve process.

We are huge fans of this approach and believe standups are a critical process to a well-functioning team.

Problems with synchronous (in-person) standups

At Friday, we've have spent many hours sharing progress in daily standups and we understand the value of holding them in-person. With that being said, we believe that they are not worth the time investment and should be done asynchronously instead. We've listed a few problems below:

Asynchronous daily standups

We believe that daily standups can be done asynchronously instead, especially as communication platforms like Slack continue to grow in popularity. We believe this approach has a variety of benefits outlined below:

Slack Standups

Integrates with Slack

With Friday, your team can easily complete a daily standup without leaving Slack. Results are pushed into a channel so your team can see what's going on.

In addition, the information is fed into Friday for each team, making reporting easy. Individual standups can be referenced over time on each person's profile.

Better insights, fewer meetings

Try Friday for free with your team and see how it can improve productivity and connectedness.