Automate daily scrum meetings with ease

The daily scrum meeting template helps you understand what's going on at work every day. Friday automates the scrum routine, saving you time in meetings.

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"Friday is the easiest way to stay in sync with your team. You get all the benefits of a meeting without losing time spent on important tasks."

Chase Oliver

CPO @ Unstack

Share an asynchronous update

Spend less time in meetings sharing updates. Friday makes it easy to walk into meetings with updates out of the way.

Instant Reporting

Responses roll up into reports, so you don't have to waste your time compiling responses for external stakeholders.

Daily Scrum Meeting Template FAQ

We've compiled a best practices guide to answer any questions you have about the daily scrum in Friday.

  • What is a daily scrum?

    A daily scrum is a fifteen minute meeting where a team (frequently engineering) aligns around what they accomplished in the past, what they are working on today, and any blockers that they face.

    These frequent meetings are a central activity for agile teams to stay connected and accountable to each other, while surfacing blockers as early as possible.

  • Why should I do a daily scrum meeting?

    This fast feedback loop helps you identify and resolve blockers quickly. It also serves as a helpful checkpoint and creates healthy communication routines.

  • What questions should I ask?

    We recommend the following questions in your daily scrum:

    • What did you accomplish yesterday? (open-ended)
    • What are your priorities for today? (open-ended)
    • Any blockers? (open-ended)

    As you roll out this process, you can add and remove questions over time. If you use the Friday routine builder, you can customize a variety of questions, like emojis, open-ended responses, and more.

  • Can I customize the daily scrum routine in Friday?

    Yes, this is completely customizable. For example, you can change the following options:

    • Who should fill it out - choose people who need to give an update
    • Questions - pick from a variety of types like sentiment, emojis, yes/no, open-ended, and more
    • Timing - days of week, time of day, etc
    • Notifications - where should the status update responses be sent?
    • Integrations - ask people for updates over SlackMicrosoft Teams, or email.

    The Friday routine builder makes it easy to run virtually any communication habit you can think of - the daily scrum meeting is one of unlimited options you can choose. You see other examples on our templates page.

  • Does this integrate with workplace chat like Slack and Teams?

    Yes! We integrate with Slack and Microsoft Teams and can automate any routine communication and updates from these tools.

  • Who can see the responses?

    It's up to you! Responses could only be visible to the team, or you can add other stakeholders into the mix.

    For example, you could select one of the following options:

    • Just you (the team leader)
    • Everyone on the team
    • Other stakeholders
  • What are best practices when running a daily scrum?

    There are a few best practices to make the most of this information sharing meeting at work. We've shared our top tips below:

    1.) Use these reports to save time in meetings - meetings are great for collaboration, not basic information sharing. Use the daily scrum template to spend less time sharing information and more time resolving blockers.

    2.) Document output, not activity - encourage the team to document output vs. activity. This is a major lesson we learned in the book, High Output Management. It's not useful to see a list of activities someone completed for the week. 

    3.) Keep it simple - Don't reinvent the wheel. The more questions you ask, the more likely someone is to not complete the scrum. Limit to 3-4 questions.

    5.) Map work to a higher-level goal - how did the day-to-day work contribute to a higher-level purpose or goal? Make sure to document why you are working on a particular item.

    6.) Pull in work from third-party tools - if you use project management tools like Asana or Jira, make sure to link to the appropriate activity if someone wants to learn more. We can help with this too.

  • How much does this cost?

    You can get started running a daily scrum for free. We are a business, so we can't give everything away, so premium features are $6/person per month and include:

    • Sending according to someone's timezone (great for remote teams)
    • See more than 3 weeks of data
    • Integrations (automatically pull the work in from tools)
    • Easily run reports and track completion rate over time
    • Export data to CSV/PDF
    • Roll up responses to an employee profile

    We are confident that Friday can save you hours every week and help you improve the effectiveness of your daily scrum meetings.

  • Do you generate a report that I can share with stakeholders if needed?

    Yes! We will automatically generate a report so you can keep external stakeholders in the loop without needing to attend the meeting. You can also benchmark responses over time and see trends develop.

Effective daily scrum meetings

Meetings are best for resolving blockers, relationship building, and collaboration, not information sharing. Do that asynchronously.

Better conversations

Saves time

The daily scrum is deeply integrated into workplace tools you already use, like Slack and Microsoft Teams.

Reduce workplace noise

Automatic Reports

Easily measure and track results over time. Automatic reports benchmark progress without manual effort.

Distributed Teams

100% customizable

With Friday, you can customize every aspect of the daily scrum routine, including questions, reminders, etc.

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