In a Stand Up meeting, lasting roughly fifteen minutes, each contributor answers three questions:
- What was accomplished since the last meeting?
- What is being worked on before the next meeting?
- Any roadblocks adding stress or preventing the completion of a project?
Stand Up holds team members accountable for tasks while encouraging open communication. Additionally, it allows visibility over projects and the progress towards a well-defined goal.
True to its name, all participants usually remain standing to keep the meetings short.
Visual Paradigm provides an excellent graphic to summarize a Stand Up meeting: