Planning meeting lays the foundation for a successful iteration. All key stakeholders must be present in a Planning Meeting and offer active participation. In addition to the commitment discussions, are you talking about risks in this meeting? If not, you must read this post.
Standup meetings are an integral part of Agile projects. They provide an opportunity for open and regular communication between all team members. But many times they turn out to be overheads. How can you make the standup meetings efficient?
Agile projects, as the name suggest, require a great deal of agility in its execution. One way to achieve agility is to make sure that the quality of the product is maintained after each delivery. That is what the Continuous Integration helps with!