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The Soul of a Standup Meeting

The morning standup meeting is a chance for everyone to participate in a conversation that aims to share an understanding of the current objectives, coordinate team efforts, share problems and offer help, and identify potential issues. As a collaboration tool, it offers an opportunity for team members to sync up there work efforts by letting everyone share the work they have been doing and allowing others to ask clarifying questions and offer helpful suggestions. It is invaluable in identifying wasted effort before it happens as team members often gain valuable context during the standup meeting. As a way to coordinate efforts, the standup meeting gives everyone an opportunity to share work that affects other team members in a way that encourages a discussion about the it, which can often alleviate any problems in the upfront.