Mastering Daily Stand Ups
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Mastering Daily Stand Ups

Take your Daily Stand Ups to the next level with specific instructions and best practices
4.8 (6 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
18 students enrolled
Created by Shane Spraggs
Last updated 10/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Improve collaboration through greater accountability, visibility, and communication
  • Provide a new scrum master with professional direction for the fringe scenarios caused by a poorly run daily stand up
  • Reduce the time your team spends on daily stand ups all the while improving the quality of information
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  • This is an introductory course which does not require any prior project management experience
  • Some Agile concepts are discussed, although this should not prevent you from taking this course if you're not familiar with Agile

In this 45 minute course, you will learn:

  • The basics of a Daily Stand Up
  • Why running a daily stand up is important to the success of your team
  • What a good daily stand up looks like
  • How to get started and setting up your team
  • Running a daily stand up with remote teams
  • How be successful with a Scrum of Scrums
  • Ways to make the daily stand up fun
  • Pro tips for mastering the daily stand up

Ideal for :

  • Scrum masters, product owners, and team members on an Agile software development team
Who is the target audience?
  • Ideal for people starting out in an agile team - whether this is a small company setting up agile for the first time, or a team with new team members who want a concise summary of the ins and outs of the daily standup, this course will provide a great foundation and answer questions
  • Daily stand ups are not just for Agile teams. Team leaders in traditional teams will also find value in this course
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Curriculum For This Course
4 Lectures 02:49

Welcome to "Mastering Daily Stand Ups"!

In this section you'll learn about the instructor, Shane Spraggs. and be introduced to the course

Preview 00:53

This lecture outlines the goals for the course, which are to get past the textbook and learn how to handle the specific scenarios you'll encounter with your daily stand ups

Preview 00:31

This lecture covers who this course is ideally suited for.

Preview 00:33

An introduction to the material we'll cover with this course.

Preview 00:52
Stand Up Basics
3 Lectures 03:59

Learn how the Daily Stand Up fits in the Agile Communications Big Picture

Agile Communications Big Picture

This lecture covers the basics of a daily stand up and how to run one with your team.

Preview 00:45

Learn why doing a daily stand up is important and how this simple daily meeting can empower your team.

Preview 02:21

Before we move onto more in-depth topics, let's see if you understand the basics.

Review of Basics
3 questions
What Does Good Look Like?
10 Lectures 14:55

The first step to improving your daily stand ups is understanding what good looks like. This section provides an overview of the expectations of a good stand up.

Preview 01:23

In this lecture, you will learn who should attend the daily stand up

Preview 00:17

This lecture discusses expectations of a team member at a daily stand up

Preview 01:20

This lecture discusses the expectations of a Scrum Master at a daily stand up

Who Attends: The Scrum Master

This section discusses the expectations of the Product Owner at a daily stand up

Who Attends: The Product Owner

You won't be able to avoid unwanted guests at your stand up 100% of the time. This lecture covers how to handle them.

Who Attends: Unwanted guests

Many teams use a scrum board, also known as a sprint board. If you're not familiar with them, this lecture provides a quick overview.

Scrum Board Overview

The effectiveness of a daily stand up is multiplied when paired with a well organized scrum board. Learn how to run a daily stand up with a scrum board.

Working with a Scrum Board

Tangents are unavoidable, but can be manageable. This lecture covers how to politely and professionally handle a tangent


With all of the best practices covered, this lecture provides an example of the type of good and bad updates you might hear at a daily stand up.


We've complete the section on What Good Looks Like. Let's take a moment to review.

What does good look like?
3 questions
Getting Started
1 Lecture 01:44

It can be tough to get a team started on a new habit. This lecture provides some pointers to give you the best change of getting started.

Getting Started

Here's a few of questions based on what you've learned so far

Getting Started
3 questions
Accomodating Remote Teams
4 Lectures 08:19

This lecture provides an overview of the different types of challenges daily stand ups face with teams, and team members who work remotely.

Preview 01:06

This lecture provides some additional tips when you have one or more teams working in a different city.

Teams In Different Cities

For teams who may have one or two remote workers, this lecture covers how to keep them engaged and part of the team through the daily stand up.

One or More Remote Individuals

For purely virtual, or distributed teams, the daily stand up can be tough. This lecture provides approaches for managing a daily stand up or daily check-in for distributed teams.

Distributed Teams

Now some questions on working with remote teams

Working with Remote Teams
3 questions
Scrum Of Scrums
3 Lectures 05:20

Many larger organizations run a scrum of scrums. This lecture introduces you to them and how to run an effective scrum of scrums.

What Is a Scrum of Scrums

Follow this lecture closely to set up an effective scrum of scrums.

Implementing a Scrum of Scrums

Many scrum of scrums become ineffective over time. Learn about some of the pitfalls to watch out for.

Pitfalls of a Scrum of Scrums

The following questions will test your understanding of a scrum of scrums

Scrum of Scrums Review
3 questions
Ways to Keep a Stand Up Fun
1 Lecture 02:37

Keeping the daily stand up fun can improve team culture and productivity. This lecture provides some ideas to lighten the mood and keep the daily routine from becoming routine.

Ways to Keep a Stand Up Fun
Pro Tips
1 Lecture 03:59

I provide some pro tips I've picked up over my 20 years' experience working with teams

Pro Tips
Wrap Up
1 Lecture 01:25

A summary of what we learned.

Thank you for participating!

Review and Thank You
About the Instructor
Shane Spraggs
4.8 Average rating
6 Reviews
18 Students
1 Course
Veteran Product Manager

Founder and COO of a multi-million dollar web firm working with International clientele and large web projects. 

Integral in establishing the PMO at Disney Interactive and setup of the project management approach and reporting across 5 different online products and 3 studios.

Over his 20+ year career, Shane has been involved in numerous successful entrepreneurial ventures and built many teams from the ground up. He is currently the VP of Product for another early stage start up.

Shane is PMP and Scrum certified, mentor, and leader of a large local Project Management group.