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Why “Standups” are Useless and How to Run Great Product Team Meetings

The majority of meetings are a waste of time. And in my opinion, one flavor of meeting that tops the charts in uselessness is the “status update” meeting. You know this meeting — the meeting where everyone gets together to share what they’ve been doing. It’s ironic that meetings like this exist because it gets in the way of people actually doing something productive. A cross-functional group of people (product, design, engineering, marketing and so on) working on a new product doesn’t greatly benefit from status updates.

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Andy Johns

Andy Johns

Previous growth and product at Facebook, Twitter, Quora and President at Wealthfront. Current consumer investor at Unusual Ventures. Blog at www.andyjohns.co

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