Incorporation of the stand-up huddle into traditional waterfall project management methodology can improve communication in complex, multi-site projects. Huddles are intended to provide an inclusive space for project team members to collaborate in real time and to aid in fostering a culture of psychological safety. Specifically, this paper explores the hypothesis that stand-up huddles can help achieve the following project goals: 1) increase flexibility to accommodate change, 2) improve coordination of work across multiple project teams, and 3) improve communication of high impact decisions between project leadership and project teams.
project facilitation, agile, project management, daily huddle, communication improvement, leadership engagement, complex systems
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(2018). Daily Huddles: An Agile Technique to Improve Project Communication. Reflections on Healthcare Management, 2 (1). https://doi.org/10.6083/8ta9-cq61