Stand-Up View a New Way to Plan Your Day

As a developer, have you ever been to a stand-up meeting and just wish that your team could actually work together to accomplish whatever they have to do? The daily stand-up meeting (or daily scrum) is often the starting point for the team’s day. It helps the development team synchronize activities and create a plan for the day.

The Stand-up view in Urban Turtle allows teams to focus on what’s really relevant. We tried to eliminate as much background “noise” as possible and are presenting only what’s currently happening as well as the blockers and/or impediments the team might have.

Now, let’s have a look at this view!

If one of your team members is stuck on a particular task, the blocker options–for a task–come in handy. When used, they provide, in the “Warning” area, the visibility you need to get the attention of everybody. But hey! don’t wait for the stand-up meeting to speak up about a blocker; that’s just a waste of time…

The “Burndown” area indicates the current sprint’s progress thanks to the story points and hours burndown charts. As for the “In progress” area, it is always displaying what your team members are currently working on.

The “Not yet started” area shows the stories for which no work has been done yet. What is interesting is that you can start a task or a story directly from here.

The “Done” area is showing the stories that were done during the current sprint. Either you just recently closed them and you want to talk about them or because you want to see some information about them. We just hope that they are really “done”.

In Scrum, they are 3 fundamental questions that the team members have to answer. And the Stand-up view contains all these answers. Here are the questions:

Whereas Kanban-style daily stand-up meetings focus on:

The Scrum guide emphasizes the importance of the sprint goal. Therefore, if you work with sprint goals, you’ll notice that Urban Turtle displays the team’s goal pretty much everywhere. Here’s one of our blog posts about sprint goals.

One last thing! The stand-up meeting is a 15-minute meeting that you hold every day. This daily routine can become quite boring if the team doesn’t get the information it needs to synchronize toward the same goal. So, try to be prepared beforehand, think about your objectives for the day, and discuss them with the other team members.

We hope the Stand-up view stimulates the discussion you have during your stand-up meetings and that it helps you create amazing increments!