Standing up at TVASIG

At the TVASIG meeting last night we ran through Bill Wake's stand-up simulation "Second Agenda". It threw up a couple of ideas I'd been taking for granted:
- Hold the stand-up around your story wall / backlog chart: having the big picture at the stand-up helps to maintain focus and frame any discussion.
- Don't make your stand-up the very first activity of the day: allowing team members a little bit of time to socialise before the stand-up allows those morning-after-the-night-before 'aha moments' to be discussed outside the full group (most of whom probably aren't interested in that level of nitty gritty detail).

NB: We used Mike Cohn's description of the Daily Scrum to provide some background and orientation.