Daily Standups (or “daily huddles”) are now popular across all industries, no longer restricted to technology and digital teams.

Daily Standups are short meetings that provide teams with the opportunity to align, discuss progress and identify potential roadblocks. When done correctly, daily standups can increase productivity, improve communication and promote teamwork. However, to make the most of Daily Standups, it’s important to have a clear agenda. In this article, we’ll discuss the essentials of creating a winning Daily Standup agenda. 

Keep it Short and Sweet

Daily Standups should be short and focused, ideally lasting no longer than 15 minutes.

As the exchange is mostly verbal, it can become difficult to visualize who is doing what each day, and why.

With the sharing feature of #stratapp, multiple users can view their teammates’ capacity, to-do lists and priorities, all at once. This takes Daily Standups to a whole new level, allowing team members to go straight to talking about how to help each other.

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Define the Objective

Start the meeting by defining the objective. This could be to identify any roadblocks that need to be addressed. Having a clear objective helps everyone stay focused and ensures the meeting is productive.

Familiarize Yourself with the Team’s To-Do’s

Before the meeting, take the time to review the team’s tasks from yesterday and today.  Again, this is made easy with the powerful sharing feature of #stratapp mentioned above. The meeting time can then be used to negotiate if reprioritization is necessary.

Identify Action Items

Identify any action items that need to be addressed. This could include tasks that need to be completed before the next Daily Standup or any follow-up actions that need to be taken. Make sure to task each other in the app so it doesn’t get forgotten.

Wrap-Up and Recap

End the meeting with a quick recap of what was discussed and any action items that were identified. This helps ensure everyone is on the same page and knows what they need to do next.

While the traditional Daily Standup format may work for some teams, others may benefit from a different format. Consider changing the format to keep things fresh and engaging. By following these Daily Standup essentials, you can create a winning meeting agenda that keeps your team on track and focused on achieving your goals.