As an agile coach, I get the opportunity to observe many daily standup meetings. Often I see a team lead kick-off with a brain dump of everything they did yesterday including a summary of all the meetings, which they attended on behalf of the team. Lately I've been wondering if being the first person to talk sets the right tone. What signal does this give the team?
The purpose of daily standup is not to account for time spent yesterday but to make a plan for today. Some things that happened yesterday may be important to consider but many are not relevant to this purpose. Remember that the meeting should have a forward focus. This may not be the best time to share updates from meetings because team members might want the chance to discuss those issues and ask questions (but hold back as they feel the standup isn't the right time to ask questions).
Consider starting the standup by hearing from the team members who've been in the thick of the work rather than on the periphery. Model the behaviour you'd like to see from all team members - show your respect by paying attention to each person and listening to them. Open your ears for new information, this is an opportunity to pick up whether they're running into problems perhaps they need support or are drifting onto work that's not in scope for the current iteration. An essential part of making a plan for the day is to understand the state of play - this is your opportunity to hear from all the players.
If your own report is regularly about meetings and discussions that the team wasn't party to, it's possible that you may be isolating the team from conversations that they ought to hear and contribute to first-hand. Sacrificing your time as the "meetings buff" may spring from good intentions -- to save them from unnecessary meetings -- but the cost is they depend on information filtered through you and lose an opportunity to build their own relationships with stakeholders. While you're playing team spokesman, you end up away from the team and risk becoming detached from the daily work.
So next time you're tempted to start the daily standup with your meeting updates, think about whether you really need to share these first and whether more people on the team should be involved in spreading the burden of meetings. Thoughts?