I'm an observer/nonparticipant in daily scrum meetings that our Development team has. Each of the programmers, in turn, describe their progress yesterday, what they're going to do today, and what roadblocks they're encountering. It's a 15 minute meeting, no one is permitted to sit (to make sure it goes fast), and only the developers and the team lead are permitted to speak (unless they ask a non-team member a question).
I like how this focuses on day-to-day tactical plans and supports communication among the team. What's been people's experience doing this type of meeting outside of a programming environment?