Remote-friendly standup ideas for your team
Tired of having the same old Zoom call every day?
Use these fun and creative standup formats to mix things up and learn more about your team and work.
One person leaves standup and the rest of the team has to piece it all back together for them.
Almost everyone leaves standup and one person has to look at the board to tell everyone else what's happening
Get your whole team feeling involved by having each person update another
Each team member tries to give an update for the next person
Each team member only talks about the single most important thing they want to tell people
Make sure your team gets the big picture by talking about your overall progress
Shuffle the cards on your team wall. Select one randomly and only talk about that one card as a team
Each person lists what they did yesterday, what they'll do today and what is in their way
This is the same format as “Yesterday, today, blockers”, except the team members do not update the rest of the team on what they’ve already completed
Only mention things that are stopping you from getting your work done
Talk through the work currently in progress, one item at a time
Take turns each sharing one thing you’ve learned since the last standup
Take turns giving personal updates (no work!)
Take a look at your team's key product metrics (graphs, totals etc.)
Each team member draws what they're working on in JS Paint and the others guess what it is.
Give your update but don't use more than 10 words.
Read your last three commit messages to the rest of the team.
Each team member submits their updates ahead of time. In standup, everyone else has to guess who gave which update.
Think of something you didn't know this time last week and that you know today.
Tell the others which song you listened to last. Maybe even play it for them briefly, if they don't know it!
Organize a Song Battle where two members of the team provide candidates to the Song of the Daily and the rest of the team vote which one is the 'best'