The only fully customizable daily standup tool

Daily standups in Friday are easy, effortless, and fun. Share an update asynchronously and free up more time to do great work.

Daily Standup FAQ

Learn more about how our standup software can help

  • How do daily standups work?

    The daily standup (also called a daily scrum meeting) is a popular ceremony with teams who follow an agile process and it is one of the templates we recommend. This event typically lasts about fifteen minutes (if you are lucky) and everyone shares the following:

    1. What did you accomplish yesterday?
    2. What are you working on today?
    3. Any blockers?

    This regular event creates a fast feedback loop inside a team, ensuring that people are free and clear to do their best work. In highly collaborative environments, it's important that team members are aware of how their work effects others on their team. Daily standups create a space to align a team and uncover ways to improve process.

    We are huge fans of this approach and believe standups are a critical process to a well-functioning team, especially when working remotely.

  • "I'd prefer to do them in real-time"

    At Friday, we've have spent many hours sharing progress in daily standups and we understand the value of holding them in-person. With that being said, we believe that they are not worth the time investment and should be done asynchronously instead.

    Specifically, here's a few problems with real-time standups:

    • Standups primarily consist of information sharing
    • It can be difficult to coordinate around timezones
    • People are most productive at different times in the day
    • 15 minutes every day can get expensive over time.
    • Information isn't visible to people outside the meeting, which means more meetings because people want to know what's going on.
  • Why should I hold them asynchronously?

    We believe that daily standups can be done asynchronously instead, especially as communication platforms like Slack and Teams continue to grow in popularity. We believe this approach has a variety of benefits outlined below:

    • Team members can complete a standup when they are not doing "deep work"
    • Standups can be shared across the company, ensuring that teams are aligned and aware of what's happening.
    • They can be referenced over time, enabling better conversations.
    • Teams can save hours every week.
    • Team members don't have to stand and listen to one person talk too long about something very few people care about.
  • "I'd rather hold these in Slack, I don't need a special tool for this"

    If you are looking for a lightweight way to remind people to share information, you can definitely ask people a daily question in Slack.

    Here's why Friday is better than this process:

    • When giving an update in Friday, we will automatically pull in the work from work tools, which makes it so your team can easily remember what they've been working on
    • We will automatically create a report that you can share with other stakeholders.
    • If people don't fill out the update, we 
  • How are daily standups in Friday fun?

    In Friday, we have optional power-ups that make standups a lot more meaningful. For example, when giving an update, you can answer icebreaker questions or send kudos to a coworker for a job well-done.

    This helps strengthen ties as a team.

"I’ve tried managing a distributed team via Slack, PM tools, email, and Hangouts before. It’s unmanageable. Friday’s toolset is exactly what was missing to allow people in different time zones to work together seamlessly."

Steve Moseley

CTO, Unstack

Daily Standup Software

Integrates with workplace chat

With Friday, your team can easily complete a daily standup, receiving prompts and reminders in Slack or Microsoft Teams.

Additionally, you can push the responses into a particular channel for improved visibility and awareness.

Fully customizable

Modify every part of your daily standup.