Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a taskboard, part of Agile at Work: Reporting with Agile Charts and Boards.
- The task board is one of…the most recognized Agile artifacts.…It's like an Agile signpost.…Almost like a billboard that reads,…"Quiet please. Agile team working."…Often managers will use the task board…as a signal of progress.…They'll point and say,…"This is our Agile team."…Something about the board attracts the ohs and ahs…from people who visit the team.…It shows that the team is doing something different.…It takes Agile from being theoretical…to something practical.…There are many different ways to create a task board.…
It's usually displayed on a large white board…with marker columns.…Sometimes it will be simple tape on a white wall.…If a team is short on space,…they can even use a glass wall or window.…Boards can come in different sizes.…Some larger teams will have a task board…that takes up an entire wall.…Other teams fit it on a cork board.…The task board is a simple swim-lane diagram.…They look like the swim lanes that divide Olympic pools.…They have long, vertical columns…with starting blocks on the top of each lane.…
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- Explain the purpose of a taskboard and how it can help keep a project on track.
- List the correct order of the swim lanes on a taskboard.
- Name the two types of burndown charts.
- Recognize the problems that occur when a team does not break down epics into stories.
- Identify the three roles in the triangle of responsibility.