The Daily Huddle

Over the years I’ve talked about the benefits of a daily huddle/scrum and it’s just as relevant today as 10 years ago. The premise is simple: get everyone together once a day and answer three simple questions:

  • What did you do yesterday?
  • What are you going to do today?
  • Do you have any roadblocks?

Pretty simple, right? This process is partly about the questions and mostly about connecting as a team. Between those questions there are a thousand nuances and details that come out. Connecting as a group is powerful, and communication is key.

What else? What are some more thoughts on the daily huddle?

3 thoughts on “The Daily Huddle

  1. David, at what size of the team do you stop having these?
    How do you keep everyone engaged during the meeting?
    How do you motivate engineers when yesterday, today, and tomorrow they are working on the same feature?

  2. Make sure there’s a “ref”. If someone asks too many questions or the conversation goes on a tangent, they blow the whistle and remind them to just have a side conversation later.

  3. We do our huddle weekly because it makes more sense for our business. Here is our format:

    Update/Top Priorities for the week:

    Where am I challenged? Where do I need help?

    What’s new?

    What should we start doing? What’s something new we should add?
    What should we stop doing? What’s something we’re doing that we don’t need to do anymore?
    What should we continue doing? What are we already doing that’s going well?

    Shout outs/wins:

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