Status Meetings

Status meetings come in two flavors: those between you and the members of the project team in a one-on-one meeting and those between you and management. You probably noticed in the earlier list that I did not include team status meetings. That’s because public status meetings that are not daily standup meetings are serial status meetings and a waste of time (see Tip 19, Seek and Destroy Time-Wasting Meetings).

Determining Project Status

Here are the techniques I recommend you consider for obtaining project status from team members:

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