Developer Stand Up Reports: See Recent Progress at a Glance
By Bill Harding at 3:10pm on January 18, 2019
This week heralded the launch of our new Stand Up Meetings report. This report is designed specifically for teams that utilize stand up meetings, the everyday ritual whereby developers huddle to appraise their manager what they've been working on lately, and what blocking issues are slowing down progress.
If you've ever participated in a stand up meeting, you probably know the pain points. It's often disturbingly difficult to remember what you were working on two days ago. Sometimes you'll have worked on 5 different tickets since your last meeting, and remembering which of those was most important requires brainpower. And of course, the fact that you're attending a meeting of any sort implies that you're going to lose 5-10 minutes before and after to mental context shifting.
What if you could get the benefits of stand up meetings faster, or even without having meetings at all?
Setting up the Stand Up Meeting Report
Step one to set up your own Stand Up Meeting report is to visit Teams -> Standup Reports -> Setup Standup Report schedule. Here you'll pick which days and times your stand up meetings occur:
Armed with this information, we're set to start using the data!
View all the work committed since previous stand up meeting
After you've setup your Stand Up Meeting report, it's time for some instant gratification. Let's see what's been happening in our repo since the past stand up meeting:
... That was fast! For every developer working in the repo selected, you get a list of their work since the past standup meeting, ordered by the impact of the commit. You can either kill a tree by printing this report... or better, take it for a ride on mobile:
The time you save may be your own
Stand Up Meeting reports are our latest salvo in our war against meetings and developer distractions. If you're a developer or manager who's tired of context switching and recounting your recent work, give Stand Up Meeting reports a shot and let us know what you think!