Scrum Daily Standup Meeting(s)

This daily standup meeting has various names…

  • Standup meeting 
  • Daily Standup
  • Scrum Meeting
  • Daily

 … but its reason-for-being is for the development team to collaborate, keep up to date on progress towards the spring goal and identify any impediments to the upcoming days work. It can be facilitated by a Scrum Master, or a mature team may run it themselves.

See what has a to say about them


According to the Scrum Alliance

It is…

Timeboxed to 15 minutes.




A fundamental Scrum event

It is not…

 A status update.

For problem solving → these can take place immediately after with the necessary team members.

Run a Successful Daily Standup Meeting

  • Round Robin – Go to each person in sequence for their update.
  • Walking the (kanban) board and the progress.

Set a environment for success

Psychologically safe environment – free to ask question and make mistakes, without retribution. Value everybody’s opinion.

Its the team’s duty is to flag any blockers.

Change how you facilitate if things change (new members etc.) – remember the meeting Purpose. 

Fixed Agenda Daily Standup Questions

  1. What did you achieve yesterday?
  2. What are you doing today, aiming to achieve?
  3. Are there any blockers facing you today?

Tips for a Great Daily Standup Meeting

  1. Fix the time and location.
  2. Start on time.
  3. Avoid disruptions. Late comers need to catch up.
  4. Stick to the agenda (avoid small talk).
  5. Be VERY attentive.
  6. Use a parking lot → record the issues to be discussed after.
  7. Set Ground Rules (Establish norms, with the teams input):
  • Limit time for each person. The person ‘on the floor’ holds a ball or something (one person reporting at a time).
  • Electronics (phones) on exception.
  • Update are directed towards the team and the board, not the facilitator.
    • Appropriate level of detail.
    • Move / amend / add tasks on the board, add comments, add estimates/dates.
  • Decide on a specific mini celebration for tasks moved to done.
  • No sitting.
  • No Side conversations.
  • Sponsor (only an observer) and cannot ask for updates.

Any impediments  / dependencies?

Question for the meeting facilitator at the end of each update.

Anyone need to get together to do some peer programming?

Question for the meeting facilitator at the end of the meeting.

Sample Agenda for a Scrum Daily Standup

  1. Check if participants are there. If enough are there…start. If not, address this immediately.
  2. Thank you for joining
  3. This is Day X of the 14 day sprint
  4. Go over dashboard
  5. Go to each developer and tester
  6. Encourage my team to continually add comments to any upcoming story.
  7. Any open questions.

Useful Videos on Daily Standup Meetings

Links: blogs, videos, podast, books +

Here we share the online resources we found most useful and in line with the official Scrum guide.

Sites and Blogs

These guys lead by example and have some great articles and resources:

Definition of Done – DoD

5 challenges creating-done-increment

Team Ownership -done

Team Collaboration -done

General Information   Stephanie Ockerman Brett Maytom Nader Lucas Smith Lucas Smith Martin Hinshelwood Resources specifically for those interested in the Product Owner role Great place to start learning and to take certifications

Psychological Models In Scrum

Product Owner (PO) Learning Path Here (SM)

Scrum Master (SM) Learning Path Here (SM)

PSM 1 v PSM 2 here

PSPO2 suggested reading

Elevator Pitch: Agile

Product Owner

Telling It Like It Is Here. Ken Schwaber’s Blog:

PO Pdf Checklist HERE

PO: Tips for PO (see links at the end of the page) Here

Tools and Templates

See also


Scrum Master Toolbox

Scrum Master Toolbox

SAFe Business Agility Podcast

Podcast link

Guaranteed Irish Business Podcast

Podcast link

Visual & YouTube

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Tutorial
User Story Mapping
Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell
Irish Tax: VAT basics
Scrum Master Interview
Learn Jira
UX User Experience Design

Reactjs to build user interfaces. Learn how here


Sample website and app designs:

Books: Reading / Audio

The Professional Product Owner

The Professional Product Owner Buy Here

Authors: Don McGreal Don’s site

Ralph Jocham: Ralph’s site

The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

Buy Here

Author: Jeff Sutherland (co creator of scrum)

The Hitch-hikers guide to Agile Coaching

Buy Here

Authors: The agile 42 Coaches

Agile42’s Site

The Goal:

Topic: Lean production journey for production plant

Buy Here

Author: E. M. Goldratt

The Phoenix Project

Topic: DevOps

Buy Here

Authors: Kim, Behr & Spafford

The Lean Startup

Buy Here

Author: Eric Ries