Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Reading the taskboard, part of Agile at Work: Reporting with Agile Charts and Boards.
- The task board is the developer's…mostly widely used information radiator.…A quick glance at the board should…tell you everything that you need.…It should be simple and clear.…Still, there's some information…that's not easily visible to everyone.…The task board doesn't just radiate the work,…it also radiates the team's passion and commitment.…Is the board updated and filled with tasks?…If so, then you probably have a motivated team.…Is the board prominently displayed…in the shared workspace?…If so, you get a sense of the team's…pride and commitment.…
Sometimes you'll see the board…filled with stories, but only a few…tasks are gathered in the Doing column.…That probably means that the team…is not really moving forward.…They'll be blocked or not working full-time.…It could also mean that the team's not…interested in working together.…If you're the Scrum Master, make sure…that you frequently visit the board.…If the board's neglected, it can be…an obstacle for the team.…Be sure to ask a few questions.…Is the board placed prominently?…
Bonus: Watch the bonus chapter at the end of this course where Doug answers common questions about the agile mindset, including what types of projects would be the best fit.
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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.