All team leads/project managers
Easy to Moderate
While times may vary depending upon the number of team leads, it is best practice to set a time limit before the meeting starts, as well as a time limit for each team lead. Five minutes per team lead/project manager is a commonly used limit.
20 minutes pre-standup: Standups should follow a regular schedule and maintain a consistent location. During the height of a deal, these standups might take place multiple times a week (2 or 3 max).
Some expert practitioners feel Monday mornings are an ideal time to hold the standup. Moreover, since the deal team and their sub-teams overlap in membership, a schedule of meetings should be created in order to organize and coordinate standup participation.
5-10 minutes pre-standup: It is essential to include representatives from each team in order to ensure transparency and thorough communication.
10 -15 minutes pre-standup: Establishing a facilitator to keep time and to intervene when conversations become heated is helpful.
Some refer to this member of the standup as the “referee.” In a similar vein, communicating clear standards of behavior and the importance of preparation for the meeting is essential when dealing with critical issues that will undoubtedly arise during a deal’s lifecycle.
5 minutes at the commencement of the standup: Having a clear goal and agenda keeps the meeting focused and avoids the all too common pitfall of meetings becoming unwieldy and unproductive.
Time will vary: Again, a pre established code of conduct, time limit and expectation will all work to drive successful multi-team standups.
Standups should incorporate what team members have worked on since the last stand-up, the plan for the day, and any roadblocks.
To respect other members' time, if there are any one-off conversations you need to have with other team members, try to connect after the meeting.