Everybody who ran through my training knows – I really like the idea of a Taskboard for Scrum-Teams. I even believe it is the best tool on the plannet to run a larger Scrum-Team on Product-Owner Level.
During the last couple of month I started to re-think the idea of Taskboards and one conclusion was that you do not decompose the tasks initially but only when you do the tasks.
And I observed ways to work with taskboards I would have never imagined. Why? Why is it so difficult for some teams to follow the simple rules how to work with taskboards? Maybe because there is a good and a bad aspect of taskboards.
- It creates transparency. – Everybody knows where we are!
- It enables collaboration, because we can work together on specific backlog items
- The team can see what they are working on.
- It forces everybody to think about what he can contribute
- It shows clearly that I am not as fast as I thought
- I have to talk in front of my peers about what I do
- It can be seen by the team and everybody else as a strict reporting mechanism
Can you extend this list?