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  • Writer's pictureCharlie McBroom

Daily Stand Up - 3 Daily Questions To Improve Your Business

A daily stand-up is a quick daily meeting where the team talks about progress and any roadblocks. It's often used in scrum & agile and other adaptable project management methodologies.

It's called a "stand-up" because standing keeps it short.

Think of it like a sports team huddle – quick, strategic, and keeping everyone in sync.


Daily Stand Up


Three questions which makes the daily stand up

  1. What did I work on yesterday?

  2. What am I working on today?

  3. Any issues blocking me?

This helps track progress and spot blockers. Plus, sharing successes boosts team spirit. Before the stand-up, prep by knowing your updates. At Fitted Commerce, depending on the client we are working with, we many be using project management systems such as Click Up, Jira, Monday.com etc...


The main aim is to Keep it snappy, keep it high-energy and promote efficiency.

What do the Daily Stand Up questions answer?

In the daily stand-up, we keep things punchy with three key questions. It's like our secret sauce for a quick, effective meeting.


1. What did I work on yesterday?


This question kicks things off by shining a light on yesterday's victories. It's like a mini celebration of progress. We're not just asking for the sake of it – we're sharing wins and keeping everyone in the loop.


2. What am I working on today?


Now, we're peeking into the future (the workday ahead, to be precise). This question sets the stage for collaboration. Knowing what everyone's up to helps us coordinate better and avoid stepping on each other's toes.


3. Any issues blocking me?


Here's where we air our grievances, but in a constructive way. If there are roadblocks, we want to know about them ASAP. It's like a troubleshooting session – we rally the troops to figure out solutions and keep the workflow smooth.


So what is Scrum, Agile and these other methodologies you mentioned?

Agile represents a modern and alternative approach to project management, capable of adapting to businesses of various types. Under the umbrella of Agile lies Scrum, a specific methodology. In Scrum, work is organized into short sprints (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly), facilitating the creation of significant outcomes and swift adaptation to changes.


Scrum Snapshot


Under the Agile hood, it's a framework with snappy development cycles (sprints), lasting 2-4 weeks. Goal? Ship something cool by the end.


Agile 101


A project management rockstar embracing progress in baby steps. It's all about teamwork, tweaks, and making customers happy. Scrum is part of this cool gang.


How it would it work in my business?


Online Selling


Why: Quick adaptability to market changes. Daily check-ins keep the team synced.


How to Use It: Align sprints with product cycles, get feedback, and tweak strategies on the fly.


Software/SaaS


Why: Speedy software development, constant collaboration, and user-focused outcomes.


How to Rock It: Break work into sprints, integrate often, and learn from each cycle for continuous improvement.


Service Providers


Why: Adaptable to changing client needs. Regular feedback loops for service tweaks.


How to Fit It In: Tailor sprints to service cycles, sync up regularly, and adapt based on client feedback.

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