You can find an introduction to Team Cadence Meetings in Chapter 17 of Where the Action Is. These resources will help you plan, run, and troubleshoot the specific Team Cadence Meetings your team needs.
Team Cadence Meetings are used to keep teams aligned towards a common goal, to keep everyone informed, and to ensure work momentum.
- Since our last team meeting: What’s been done?
- What still needs doing? What’s changed?
- What do we need to focus on next?
- The Weekly Team Meeting
- The Daily Huddle
- The Shift-Change Meeting
- A Regular Committee Meeting
- A Working Session
- Ensure group cohesion.
- Drive execution.
- Clarify immediate next steps.
- Clarity about what everyone is doing.
- Help solving anything preventing work completion.
- Information about circumstances affecting the planned work.
- Visibility into significant victories or setbacks.
- Documented decisions and action items.
- Increased trust.
- Connection to the group’s shared mission.
- A sense of belonging and of being valued by other team members.
- An appropriate sense of urgency to get work done.
Meeting Agenda Templates and Guides
|Elise Keith - This is the meeting agenda template the team at Lucid Meetings uses to run our weekly meetings. Needless to say, we think this format works pretty darn well. This meeting agenda template brings together leaders from different departments to share updates and reinforce their connections to the company and each other... [ more ]|
|Elise Keith - The Daily Huddle keeps management teams coordinated, focused, accountable and efficient. Lasting just 10 to 15 minutes, a Daily Huddles ensures everyone knows what’s going on each day. The Huddle also provides a fast way to get quick answers to any cross-functional questions. Use this meeting agenda template as a... [ more ]|
|Elise Keith - This meeting agenda template is inspired by Wade Foster's blog post about how the distributed team at Zapier keeps their work in synch and their team connected when meeting from different time zones. This meeting agenda template is best suited for small teams (10 or fewer people) who enjoy communicating in writing.|
|Elise Keith - Purpose: To ensure everyone has accurate information about what’s going on in the team, identify barriers to execution that need to be solved, and prepare updates to share with the rest of the organization. Expected Outcomes: Everyone has current information Answers to open questions Action items created for... [ more ]|
|Elise Keith - Held at the same time and day each week, teams use this meeting to drive accountability and resolve issues impeding progress. This is an action-oriented working meeting rather than a reporting and information sharing meeting. The agenda leaves no time for reading reports or explaining delays. Instead, the time is... [ more ]|
|Elise Keith - Fast, structured, and to-the-point, the agile stand-up is meant to keep a team fully in-synch on fast moving projects. As you might guess from the name, the "stand-up" was originally designed for teams that would stand up together in front of the board where they track their work using sticky notes. Most commonly... [ more ]|