There is one co-worker, who whenever I ask him any question, brings it up in the next day's stand-up saying I asked him a question on X topic.
This, in and of itself, is not really a problem.
Mentioning a 5 minute interaction seems pointless.
I tend to agree.
Any suggestions on how to handle this situation?
It could be your co-worker is:
- telling the team he's not getting his work done because of interruptions
- signalling he knows more than you do or is more experienced
- honestly unclear as to the difference between relevant and irrelevant information
In any case, it sounds like it's more your co-worker's problem.
One way to approach this would be to make your interactions less frequent, and more significant. Rather than ask every time you have a question, try to keep a running list of questions throughout the day.
As you compile your questions, you may find that you want to ask different questions altogether, or that your approach to a problem changes.
Then send an email, or schedule a short meeting to talk in person, and ask your questions as concisely as possible. This way you can make the best use of your time and your co-worker's time.
Depending on how stuck you are you may have to do this more than once a day, but collecting your thoughts ahead of time will help you.
This way, during the next stand-up, your co-worker might say "we had a good 30 minute meeting to discuss X, Y, and Z," as opposed to running through a litany of offhand conversations.