If you keep up-to-date with our social media or have stopped by our office you may have seen the team doing this...Standing up.
This ritual of standing up (at desks that are not stand-up desks I might add), listening to someone speak and passing around a wooden duck might sound and look a little strange but it’s become a valuable part of what our developers do every day at Devika.
So, What is a Stand up?
In a nutshell, stand-ups are a short meeting where the development team share what they’re working on, any setbacks they’re tackling and the goals they’ve set out to achieve that day. It encourages our developers to support each other, celebrate the little wins along the way and ensures everyone’s on the same page. In doing so, we don’t just look like a team, but we’re working as a team.
You may still be wondering, “Why stand up to do that?” Mainly because standing up keeps the meetings short and efficient. Plus, doing something a little different helps the team stay focused and breaks up the day.
Don’t Just Take it from Me. Hear it From our Developers!
“It's a quick way of identifying impediments for where developers are getting hung up on, so we can play on each other's strengths to push through them. It's also a great way to identify if we're staying on track and focus on key concerns,”- Conner
“Standups help by getting people together to get the day started. They are great if everyone just says 1-2 mins worth of what they did yesterday and what they are doing today. Helpful for anyone else that depends on that person for the day to broach subjects/organise a time to work together,”- Mark
“It is a good way to catch up with our team, hear what they are up to and share knowledge and tips for specific domains,”- Kim
“It provides a good point for collaboration and best of all it helps to focus the mind on what the rest of the day looks like in terms of what needs to be done,” - John
We have an array of tips for developers on our knowledge sharing blogs. Read them here.