Agile Approach

Agile software development Process: stand-up meetings in a bacancyer way

Our Process

Anyone who belongs from the world of software development and has ever used any modification of Agile methodology would not need the introduction of a stand-up meeting. Over the last 12 years, Agile has achieved an enormous amount of popularity. However, it is still needed to have some base to start from.

Let’s say, you are having a quick team meeting, usually standing, so, because of the physical inconvenience you would probably prefer to be short on your updates. By the way, here I am not going to focus on the main benefits of stand-ups, instead, I would rather share an experience that how Bcancyer makes their stand-ups effective and more enjoyable. Yes, it’s a practice that we’ve had at Bacancy Technology over the years.

Stand up meeting, you can also address it as a recurrent meeting with the common purpose of the team work on the same goal. The purpose is

  • Getting all members on the same Page
  • Be updated about each of the team member’s plans, progress, questions and things that block the progress
  • Answer their current questions and efficiently help them to prevent blockers
Do not jump into every single detail

Do not jump into every single detail

We make sure that each of the team member is informative yet reasonably short. Jumping into every specific detail would take a lot of stand-up’s time. So, if any, of the team member feels an urge to discuss on any specific topic with the specific participants, then we arrange a separate discussion.

Ensure, All The Team Members Are Included

Ensure, All The Team Members Are Included

Following the stand-up’s principle, we make sure that each of the team member is present in stand-up; so, he/she can have a clear image of current state and team member’s progress.

Have Defined Structure And Discipline

Have Defined Structure And Discipline

We follow the listed below rules to keep our stand-ups as efficient as possible.

Individual Updates

  • Updates about the completed work from earlier stand-up
  • What he/she has planned until the next stand-up
  • A list of the questions he/she would like to ask
  • Blockers, prevent his/her progress
  • Instead of who’s next? We advise to declare the next person in queue or address him/her with personal identity.

Write Notes Beforehand

Each Bacancyer is aware to write the notes before stand-up so, the other person does not distract during his/her updates.Generally, the scrum master inform sin a group to prepare notes 10 minutes before the meeting.

A Dedicated Lead

To keep up the discipline and follow the stand-up structure, our Agile approach is led by a single responsible person, scrum master. However, being a leader in Agile Methodology, daily stand-ups has become a part of Bacancyer’s DNA.

Questions session

Questions session

  • Our stand-up lead goes with the personal updates right from top to bottom along with the blockers and reading questions as well as mentioning to the team members answer/discussion
  • If any of the team member’s discussion goes long, lead should propose to organize a separate meeting

During the session if there is no specific discussion, like answering/questions, then each participant proceeds with the personal update. However, we make sure to follow the question’s answers after the personal updates.

Conclusion

Bacancy Technology is a global leader in Agile and Lean product management. Stand-up meeting is a useful and efficient tool, when it comes to Agile development practices. We have become the master of this art through daily practicing Agile methodology. We have helped numbers of big entrepreneurs to make their way to success.

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