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Reduce Meeting Times with StratGeek

Did you know that, on average, we spend about 10% of our work time in Scrum meetings? That’s valuable time that could be better utilized elsewhere!

In this post, we’ll explore various methods for tracking sprint or project progress efficiently. Whether you’re part of an agile team, a startup, or a large organization, finding the right approach can significantly impact productivity and collaboration.

1. Story Points Tracking

What are the story points? Story points are a relative measure of effort used in agile development. Teams assign points to user stories based on the complexity, risk, and effort required. By tracking story points completed during each sprint, you gain insights into velocity and can better estimate future work.


  • Provides a holistic view of progress.

  • Helps identify bottlenecks and capacity constraints.

  • Encourages team collaboration during estimation.


  • Requires consistent estimation practices.

  • May not directly correlate with actual time spent.

2. Slack Updates Channel

How does it work? Create a dedicated Slack channel where team members share daily updates. These updates can include completed tasks, blockers, and any relevant information. It’s a lightweight way to keep everyone informed without lengthy meetings.


  • Real-time communication.

  • Encourages transparency.

  • Reduces the need for additional meetings.


  • Relies on team discipline to post updates consistently.

  • Limited context compared to face-to-face discussions.

3. Webhooks from GitHub and Jira

Why use webhooks? Integrating tools like GitHub and Jira with your communication channels (Slack, Microsoft Teams, etc.) allows automatic updates. For example, when a pull request is merged or a task is completed, a webhook triggers a notification in your chosen channel.


  • Seamless integration.

  • Eliminates manual updates.

  • Keeps everyone informed without extra effort.


  • Requires initial setup and configuration.

  • May overwhelm channels with frequent notifications.

4. Other Methods

What else can you try?

  • Kanban Boards: Visualize work items on a board (physical or digital) with columns representing different stages (To Do, In Progress, Done).

  • Burndown Charts: Track remaining work overtime to predict project completion.

  • Daily Huddles: Short, focused meetings to discuss progress and blockers.

Remember, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Experiment with different methods and adapt them to your team’s needs. Contact us to automate updates and identify areas for optimization.

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