Should the Daily Standup Be Person-by-Person or Story-by-Story?

Mike Cohn raises an interesting and topical issue about how to indicate what you are working on at a daily stand-up meeting.

In our project we are currently working on an iteration where all the stories overlap and interact. Our usual approach is that each developer grabs a story and works on it until its done, then repeats until either the iteration ends or we run out of scheduled stories. In this case we need something a little smarter – some way of grouping the tasks for the iteration, regardless of which stories they “belong” to, so that developers can work on a chunk of related functionality rather than a story as such.

This is potentially risky, as some of the commenters on the above post point out, but at the moment I can’t see a way around the problem.

Should the Daily Standup Be Person-by-Person or Story-by-Story? | Mike Cohn’s Blog – Succeeding With Agile™