Standup Meetings: An Easy Shift Left

Standup meetings have a rich legacy. The extreme programming movement popularized them in the early 2000s, but there’ve been variants of this practice in many other spheres. General Pagonis, for example, famously used standup meetings in the Gulf War.

My ex-colleague Jason Yip wrote the most famous article about standup meetings, aka standups. That was way back in 2006, 16 years before I had the idea for this book. It’s a simple concept.

The whole team meets every day for a quick status update. We stand up to keep the meeting short.

The most common, in-person version of this meeting format was for team members to stand in a circle beside the team’s physical task board. They’d then share updates in round-robin ...

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