35 · Stand-up Meetings
1. GEMBA WALK STAGE
Across all stages
2. BRIEF DESCRIPTION
The daily stand-up meetings are short organizational meetings that are held every day, typically in the morning. These meetings are generally limited to between 10 to 30 minutes and ensure each and every team member shares and becomes aware of the following:
What was done yesterday?
What will be done today?
Are there any impediments in the way?
Daily stand-up meetings are not intended for problem-solving activities; instead, they are considered an alignment activity (also known as Stand-ups, Morning roll-call, and Daily Scrum).
3. HOW TO USE STAND-UP MEETINGS IN THE GEMBA WALK
Stand-up meetings help the Gemba Walk execution as they are typically held every day at the same time, for employees to report their activities and drawbacks to their leaders. Challenges are highlighted during Gemba Walks to initiate problem-solving activities and eliminate root causes.
Stand-up meetings can also be utilized by the Gemba team to report activities to the Gemba team leader in a structured way.
4. ROLES AND ACTIVITIES
Leader: Facilitates stand-up meetings
Facilitator: Trains employees in the Stand-up meetings’ activity, audits the process
Team member: Attends stand-up meeting and reports activities and any issues, reports outcomes at the Gemba Walk
5. EXPECTED BENEFITS FOR THE GEMBA WALK
Provides fast and structured ways of reporting and planning
Ensures the continuous alignment of the entire team
Enables better preparation for the Gemba Walk
6. ORGANIZATIONS THAT CARRY OUT STAND-UP MEETINGS
Airbus Defence and Space, Barry Callebaut, Bocar Group, CEMEX, IMC, Interface, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Swisscom and Thermo Fisher Scientific