re: Time to change how we do Stand-Ups VIEW POST

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We generally don't type out our dailies in Slack, unless teammates arrive at the office later than face-to-face daily meeting time. When someone misses the daily for whatever reason, we do not schedule for later time to avoid messing with everyone's personal schedules. In this case, the person that missed the daily shares it in Slack for everyone. We adopted this model as we are working for an external client with which we share a Slack for written communication and conference calls. The only downside of this approach is that whoever misses the daily does not get to hear other people's daily. However, it turns out quite alright because all developers are in the same office.

The above was a comment towards point 2. Other comments pretty much summed up what you should do to solve your issues.

 

I don't understand how you solve this statement: "The only downside of this approach is that whoever misses the daily does not get to hear other people's daily. However, it turns out quite alright because all developers are in the same office." Does the individual just go around asking everyone their daily updates? If that's the case, why do they have to share it on Slack since they are going around talking to each person individually. Also, do you realize how much time is wasted trying to find each teammate?

 

We're a small team of 6 developers sharing the same office space and we're sitting right next to each other, so finding teammates is not a problem at all. Those who miss the daily meeting share their updates by writing in Slack, most importantly, for our client to be up-to-date on our progress.

Does the individual just go around asking everyone their daily updates? If that's the case, why do they have to share it on Slack since they are going around talking to each person individually.

Not really. Besides daily absences not being that frequent, we, the devs, generally don't do have to do that because, except for task-specific details, are aware and contextualized with what everyone is doing. Devs missing a daily once in a while never proved to be problematic. However, our client has to be up to speed at all times.

Being physically close to each other enables us to reach out for one another without hassle whenever we have to sync or sort out any issue. As an example, ocasionally, I am tasked with work that has a relationship or dependency on someone's else work. Even if one of us misses the daily, we speak one-on-one throughout the day to check up on each other's work.

Of course, whatever works for us may not work for you or someone else's team.

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