Daily Stand Up — Managing Outsiders

Daily Stand Up Visitors

Do you often get visitors to your daily stand up?

Dealing with Visitors

Often you might find that these visitors are not familiar with scrum, or specifically the format of the daily stand up. You obviously don’t want to be rude, or make the visitor feel uncomfortable. I mean it should feel nice that the CEO is taking an interest in what you are doing and you would not want to ruin any goodwill that they currently have.

Impact on the Meeting

One last thing to consider is the impact that visitors might have on the meeting. If the CEO or a direct manager attend the stand up, the team might not be as forth coming or open as with issues.

About the Author

Ashley-Christian Hardy

Product leader. A strong advocate in innovation, experimentation and building great products with the use of qualitative and quantitative research.