The nature of the Daily Standup
What happens when you don't have Daily Standups
You can't be a team unless you share troubles, solutions, failures and success.
Dealing with Problems
Why having Daily Standups is bad
No meaningful update
Hiding the Elephant in the Room
Restating the obvious
The stand-up wasn't adding any value because everyone knew everything before we huddled!
Is this inherent to the Stand-Up?
You should improve your Daily Standup to the point where they become a magnet for collaboration and a catalyst for value creation. Once they fit that purpose, you should look for different places to improve.
Daily Standups are an artifact in themselves and provide no bottom line value. They assist in obtaining value - no more, no less. As the level of collaboration among teams improves, the amount of actually new and relevant information would decrease. In an ideal team, collaboration would be an ongoing, permanent condition and the Daily Standup would only interrupt the ongoing collaboration to fulfil a non-value adding ceremony.
At that time, Daily Standups turn into waste. Few teams ever reach this state.
Improve your standup to be valuable, but remember that the vision is great collaboration, not great Standups!