Daily Scrum Call to Standup – Use Music to Get People Together?

Jason Yip has a great idea that I absolutely loved when I read about it: Gathering your team to the daily standup using a song. They wanted the team to be punctual, but didn’t want to be overtly obnoxious about it.

Jason suggests using songs like: Get Up, Stand Up – Bob Marley. But a quick search on Youtube.com with the words: “Stand Up” We found the perfect song for teams in Atlanta, paying homage to Ludacris, an ATL-lien and rapper de jure.

*BTW – Yes, this is satire and potential NSFW (for language).

[HT: Jason Yip]
[IMG: DHKong]

9 Responses to “Daily Scrum Call to Standup – Use Music to Get People Together?”

  1. Joe Moore
    February 11, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    Use use a cowbell. Ding-a-ding-a-ding-a-ding-a-ding!

    • peter
      February 11, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

      Ha! That’s good use of a cow-bell for sure. Where do you get your hands on one of those?

      • Paul D
        February 14, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

        “Need more cowbell!” I like that idea.
        How about “For Those About to Rock” ACDC?

        • peter
          February 14, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

          Sounds good to me!

  2. karlie
    April 6, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    We’ve used music for quite a while to get people out of their seats for stand up. 80s sports montage songs seem the best and fit well with the “sprint” theme. “Eye of the Tiger” is the team’s favourite, but “Final Countdown” is appreciated toward the end of a sprint.

    • peter
      April 6, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

      Sounds good! Thanks for the song suggestions!

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Tweets that mention Daily Scrum Call to Standup – Use Music to Get People Together? | Agile Scout -- Topsy.com - February 11, 2011

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Alessandro DalGrande and Agile Scout, Agile Scout. Agile Scout said: Daily Scrum Call to Standup – Use Music to Get People Together? http://goo.gl/fb/fe9nT #agile #pmot [...]

  2. Standup // Daily Scrum – Can You See a Potential Problem? | Agile Scout - October 13, 2011

    [...] have any stories of even more complicated standups or daily [...]

  3. Wake-Up call for the Daily Scrum « Minds - June 1, 2012

    [...] I then started to play music more often to call for the daily scrum – even if all team members where aware of the meeting. And just like my daughter seems to be more energized at the breakfast table after getting up with music, every team seemed to have more energy when being called by music rather than by an outlook reminder or a scrum master. As I found out later, the idea of using music to remind people of a stand-up meeting wasn’t that new. Jason Yip, for example, suggested in a blog post to use Bob Marley’s “Get Up,  Stand Up”)  and Peter Saddington spread the word in a short article on agilescout.com. [...]

Leave a Reply