Tips for working with distributed teams
Digitize your physical board with QR codes
Read this if your task-board is a mess
How do you track Technical debt?
There are two types of technical debt:
- Technical debt that you introduce on purpose: because of deadlines
- Technical debt that you are not aware of: little known technology, being a lesser experienced developer in a new language,
If you come across Technical Debt, make sure to write that down somewhere.
I recommend Tobias Mayer’s approach on the task board.
Although I have seen people using
//TODO: Implement proper age calculation
as well, highly visible Information Radiators are winners!
**Information Radiators: large, highly visible display used by software development teams to track progress
Oh, Holy Task Board! — Gent, Belgium, 2009
I continue to believe the task board is the heart of Scrum. If your Scrum team is still using Version One, Rally, or another one of those other monster “management” tools, or even the newer, more lightweight tools, to track work, it is likely you are missing the real benefit—and joy—of Scrum.
I wouldn’t call the task board the “heart of Scrum”, but it is definitely the best visualization tool that you can have.