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Many teams have stand-up meetings every day, while others opt for every other day or once a week. Every team is different, and choosing how often to meet depends on a variety of factors, including individual availability, workload, and deliverables. Request input from everyone who will be attending the meeting to get a sense of the cadence that would be most productive.

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Even if all team members are in one location, there may be days when they need to work from home or while traveling. Ensuring that there is a way for employees to join by telephone or video conference will ensure that no team members feel left out. If you have a distributed team and getting everyone on the line is difficult, you could even choose to hold the stand-up meeting online using a platform like Slack.

Stand-up comedy is a comedic performance to a live audience in which the performer addresses the audience directly from the stage. The performer is known as a comedian, a comic or a stand-up.

The first documented use of "stand-up" as a term was in The Stage in 1911, detailing a woman named Nellie Perrier delivering 'stand-up comic ditties in a chic and charming manner', though this was used to describe a performance of comedy songs rather than stand-up comedy in its true modern form.[3]

In The Yorkshire Evening Post on November 10, 1917, the "Stage Gossip" column described the career of a comedian named Finlay Dunn. The article stated that Dunn was "what he calls 'a stand-up comedian'" during the latter part of the 19th century, although the term may have been used retrospectively.[4]

The host, compere or emcee "warms up" the audience and introduces the other performers. This is followed by the opener, the feature, then the headliner. The host may also double as an opener for smaller shows.[7] Proven comics can get regular bookings for club chains and comedy venues. Jobbing stand-ups may perform sets at two or more venues on the same day.[citation needed]

A stand-up defines their craft through the development of the routine or set. These are designed through the construction and revision of jokes and "bits" (linked jokes). The routine emerges from the arrangement of bits to build an interlinked narrative or overarching theme leading to the closer (the final joke that ties the themes of the show together in a satisfying or meaningful conclusion).[citation needed]

Audiences enter into an unspoken contract with the comedian in which they temporarily disregard normal social rules and accept the discussion of unexpected, controversial or scandalous subjects. The ability to understand the premise and appreciate the associated punchline determines whether a joke results in laughter or scathing disapproval.[citation needed]

Part of the appeal of stand up is in appreciation of the skill of the performer, most people find the idea of standing on stage extremely daunting; research on the subject has consistently found that the fear of public speaking is more intense than the fear of dying.[22][23]

The Move ring shows how many active calories you've burned so far. Complete your daily Move goal by burning active calories every day. Active calories, unlike resting, are ones that you burn by standing or moving around. Get help earning Move and Exercise credit.

The Stand ring shows hours in which you've stood and moved for at least a minute. Complete your daily Stand goal by standing up and moving around for at least 1 minute during 12 different hours in the day. Even if you stand all day, you still need to move around to earn credit for standing.

By the end of this article, you'll have a better understanding of Intune's supported configurations. You'll have signed up for the Microsoft Intune's free trial. You'll add end users, define user groups, assign licenses to users, and set up the other needed settings to begin using Microsoft Intune. All of these steps will prepare you to add and manage devices and apps using Intune.

Intune is available with different subscriptions, including as a stand-alone service. Determine the licensed services your organization needs and then continue to assign each user an Intune license before users can enroll their devices in Intune.

We also present some alternative standup questions that we learned from Jeff Patton and Jeff Gothelf that could avoid some of the common pitfalls with the standard questions. This article is a great place to start learning the basics of running standup meetings the right way.

Not having an established daily standup routine and consistent meeting cadence (i.e. same place, same time) can lead to people skipping/forgetting about standups. If teammates show up late to a standup (or not at all), then they can miss out on important information that potentially affects their work.

Below, we list a few rules/tips and best practices that you can follow to run efficient standup meetings that get the job done (without all the downsides that come from running standups the wrong way).

Our team, along with 100,000 users, finds that running asynchronous standups via Slack is not only minimally disruptive, but also a lot faster (a non-trivial benefit that anyone who has been a part of lengthy standups would appreciate).

For example, if the project manager is heavily involved in the work, then it might make sense to invite them. Or if including the marketing department in the standup feels like the right move, then go ahead and do that.

From our experience, even 15 minutes could be too much for some teams. So it mostly depends on the size of the group. For example, a 4-person team may get through a standup in 5 minutes instead of 15.

The purpose of a daily standup meeting is to learn the current progress of every team member that works on Scrum tasks. Daily stand up meetings align team members around company goals and let them address any short-term challenges that prevent team members from effectively performing their sprint tasks.

There are three important things discussed during a daily scrum meeting: the current progress of every team member, their short-term goals, and any roadblocks that prevent them from doing their work. During daily stand up meetings team members get to know what their colleagues are working on and if they can help them in any way.

The best way to do a daily standup meeting is to allocate a certain time every day that works for everyone on the team. Daily stand up meetings should be no longer than 15 minutes in order to stay effective, and they never should be treated as status meetings. If your team is distributed across several time zones, consider asynchronous standup meetings.

The simple act of standing up from a sitting position is one of the most important for independence, especially in the bathroom. But the ability to get up sometimes goes south as we age. It could be because of a medical problem or just too much sitting. "When you sit and bend your knee, the gluteal muscles in the buttocks and the quadriceps in the thighs are lengthened. If you sit all the time, the muscles become overstretched and weak," says Clare Safran-Norton, clinical supervisor of rehabilitation services at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital.

If exercise isn't enough, use tools that can help you stand from a sitting position. You'll find them in big box stores, medical supply stores, or on the Internet. Most cost less than $50 or $100. Don't start using a tool without first making sure you know how it works and that it's set up properly. Ask a buddy for guidance if you need it.

Couch cane. There are two versions of this tool. One is a metal frame that looks like the front half of a chair with low armrests. The seat area fits beneath a couch or seat cushion, and enables you to stand up by pushing off armrests. The other tool is an L-shaped piece of equipment that's cushion-height. The horizontal part of the L sits on the floor, tucked beneath a chair or couch. The vertical part of the L stands in front of the chair, giving you just one support to lean on as you stand. "The single support forces you to put your weight on your shoulders, which could cause an injury. But the tool with armrests allows you to push down and use your leg muscles to do the work, which is better," Safran-Norton notes. Cost: $80 to $120.

Rotating seat cushion. This flat, round cushion swivels so you can swing your legs into position to stand up. It can be used in a car or on a standard chair. "This could be useful if you have a tough time initiating a turn, especially if your spine is stiff. That is, as long as the cushion doesn't fall off the seat. Make sure it's not half on or half off the seat. Getting a cushion that's a contrasting color will help you see if it's placed properly," Safran-Norton says. Cost: $10 to $25.

Furniture risers. When you place a couch on risers, you don't have as far to go to stand up. Make sure the furniture is against a wall, so it doesn't tip over if you plop into it, and that the risers will support the weight of your couch or chair with you in it. How high should the risers lift the seat? "When seated, you'll still want to be able to keep your feet flat on the floor," Safran-Norton says. Cost: $10 or more for a set of four.

Automatic lift chair. The ultimate assistance in getting up from a chair is an automatic electric recliner. At the touch of a button, the chair slowly rises forward until you're in a standing position. "The risk is that you could slide out of it and fall. It's not right for someone with poor balance, or someone who is confused or does not understand technology. I'd much prefer that someone uses their leg muscle strength than use one of those chairs. If you cannot, it may be nice to have a little assistance," Safran-Norton says. You can also find an automatic rising cushion that you place on a couch to help push you up to a standing position. Safran-Norton worries it would be wobbly and cause an accident. Cost: $200 or more. 041b061a72


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