To have a better understanding of the project status and a better relationship with the developers who report to me, I want to introduce daily standup meeting ( as per suggested) to the developers in my office, but the problem is that this is never a part of our culture, and I afraid that introducing this, they would think that the management wants to "spy on them".
Currently, how do we work is as thus:
- Define Road Map for my product under development using Redmine. And I define the tasks that should go into each Road Map. The date for a Road Map is fixed ( Usually on a monthly basis) and usually, One sprint per Road Map.
- After that, I assign the tasks to the developers and ask them to provide estimation for each task. After looking at their estimation, I will either take out or put in more tasks for a particular sprint so that they don't over-commit and can't deliver in the end.
- I ask them to fill in the amount of time worked on a specific task everyday and the percentage of the progress so that I can keep track of the progress.
- I would review their progresses at the beginning of every week to see whether I need to move some tasks to the next sprint.
Clearly, as you can see from my question here, the above process isn't working fine. So I am thinking about introducing daily standup meeting, but I fear the developers would take it to mean that I am spying on them, and hence some bad blood may run.
How to introduce daily standup meeting in this case?