The Daily Standup is a workflow in Friday that allows teams to participate in an asynchronous daily scrum over email, Slack, or Microsoft Teams. If you aren’t familiar with how this works, typically a team of people will stand in a circle and share answers to the following questions:
- What did you accomplish yesterday?
- What are you working on today?
- Any blockers?
This process aims to be less than 15 minutes and is a critical process for individuals who collaboratively work on a project. We believe you can do this asynchronously, which is ideal for remote teams in various time zones.
If you'd like to learn more about how to run this cadence, you can read a complete guide to daily standup meetings.
If you’d like to start using the daily standup workflow, you will need to configure a workflow in Friday. You can select a template, which pre-populates many available options.
You can see how this works in the video below:
Daily Standup over Email
By default, the daily standup is administered over email. At the time chosen above, your team will receive a daily email asking, “what are you working on today?”
Then, with the click of a link, they will be able to answer. Results roll up to a report that aggregates results over time, so you can easily reference what people worked on over time. Here's a sample:
Daily Standups in Slack
Additionally, if you setup the Slack integration, you will be able to administer the daily standup directly in Slack. We will prompt members of your team at the time you designate when configuring the workflow.
Additionally, you can setup reminders to make sure people remember to fill out the update.
After someone completes a standup, the results are pushed into a channel of your choosing. You can pick whatever channel makes the most sense. We recommend creating a #daily_standup channel in Slack where these results are pushed.
If you are using a private channel, please make sure to invite the Friday bot first (to make sure results can be posted).
Rollups on Employee Profile and Feed
Unlike other standup tools on the market, all daily standup results roll up to an employee profile and can be referenced over time in a feed as well (along with other workflows you create).
It’s very simple. Daily standups are a meaningful source of information that provides helpful context about someone’s work experience. We believe it’s important to showcase the contributions of people on the team. Good work shouldn’t go unnoticed.
If you are part of a team that’s constantly collaborating, we believe an asynchronous daily standup is the best way to stay aligned on a regular basis.
If you still need the meeting and want the face time, go for it. But at least now the meeting will be a bit more efficient. Try the free daily standup template and see exactly how it works.