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A standup meeting is a brief meeting held by a small team, especially a project management team. This meeting is a way to ensure that teammates are on the same page. It is named a standup meeting because it is traditionally held with all participants on foot. 

Standup meetings usually occur daily for a few minutes. During the meeting, teammates can share information concerning ongoing projects, completed projects, and projects they are about to start. They also discuss short-term challenges and offer solutions for them.

Tips for holding effective standup meetings

  • Each meeting should not go over 15 minutes.
  • Draft an agenda and ensure everyone sticks to it.
  • Determine an order of speaking and give everyone a limited time to speak.
  • Limit the attendance of the meeting to the core team members.
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