Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Sizing the taskboard, part of Agile at Work: Reporting with Agile Charts and Boards.
- In Agile, it's very important to size the work…in each sprint.…It's a key part of how the team plans out the project.…That's another reason that the taskboard…is an essential information radiator.…For scrum teams,…it's a report of the developer's workload.…The board shows all the work for that sprint.…That means that after two weeks,…the team will clear the board and start over.…The board acts as a constraint on the team.…The team should never be working on stories that…aren't on the board.…
It represents what the team can deliver in two weeks.…So if something is added to the board,…that means that something needs to fall off.…You can't overstuff a sprint.…That's why the taskboard is fixed after sprint planning.…It would be very difficult to prioritize the work…if new stories were added while the team was working.…In many ways, this is the same problem as multitasking.…Remember that multitasking…usually creates more problems than it solves.…Each person is constrained…by the number of hours they can work each day.…
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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.