Jeremy Stell-Smith’s says, in a post about Stand ups as Huddles:
Iâ€™m actually not a big fan of the traditional yesterday â€“ today â€“ issues format. I find that too often it becomes a status meeting â€“ this is what I did yesterday, doing more of the same today, and no issues.
We’ve found the same thing, and tried (with limited success) to apply some of the traditional retrospective questions to the daily stand-up, so What did you do yesterday? should include What did you learn yesterday, and What’s holding you up? should include What’s still puzzling you?.
The other important thing is to jot down things you think of during the day that you want to mention at the stand-up, otherwise (particularly if you have a memory like mine) you end up going round the circle and waiting while everyone says “I’m sure I did something yesterday… let me think…”.