Syncup up weekly with within each project team to maintain alignment between each individual's next week's path and the project goal.
Done asynchronously as a silent meeting starting at 5pm IST every Friday and concludes on Saturday 11am IST.
What do you want to accomplish this coming week?
Use SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable goals that are falsifiable (yes I was able to achieve it/no I was not).
Limit the scope of the goal to the individual and hence no dependency. “What do YOU plan to achieve?”
Example of a goal that doesn’t work: Working on X with the help of Y.
Here is what you set as the goal for this week:
<copy data from last syncup>
What did actually get accomplished this week?
This section is for your observation only. Use this for self-feedback.
Status check of progress on line items from the last Syncup.
Mention progress, not motion.
Add things that weren't planned but occurred.
Address work-related status first. Then extend it to all else that occurred during the week.
Reality != Being conservative. Reality != Heroism. Reality = Truth.
Use this data to improve #1.
Blockers faced in this week
Understanding the problem completely is the solution itself.