Yip discusses aspects of effective standups by answering the following questions:
Who attends? Everyone directly involved or interested in the project and its progress should attend to a single daily standup. In this sense, the standup should replace parts of the daily reports.
What to talk about? The purpose of the standup is fulfilled by everyone answering the following questions:
Yip discusses several variations and extensions of this basic scheme, but the above questions is the minimum information required.
What order to talk in? Yip discusses several options:
Where and when? Avoid overhead by walking to meeting rooms, changing meeting rooms often (and scheduling them). Meet in the workspace if possible or use a nearby meeting room and schedule it the same time every day. The time, however, may depend on the working times within the team.
How to keep the energy level up? Yip discusses several ideas in order to keep developers engaged during the standup: