Since the beginning of 2010, we’re using Scrum to manage our development projects.
Last month we were able to welcome members of other departments to the team – including IT Operations, Community Management and Marketing – for the first time.
The team decided to use Post-Its for their work units in order to easily visualize the progress they were achieving during the sprint.
This lead, among other oddities, to tickets like these here:
Can’t read anything? You have no clue what you would need to do to finish these work units? That’s what the Scrum team experienced as well.
In the Sprint Retrospective Meeting the team decided to enhance the informative value of the tickets and their readability, by designing a layout for these pieces of paper.
It clearly states what information has to stand on what position on the ticket, and led to a digitally available layout:
The “Notes/Dependencies” part has been defined as optional, it can get folded behind the main ticket part.
If this is of any help for you, you can download the Open Office Document here (Sorry, file is missing).
My personal opinion: Great team work enhancing the productivity with a simple change of the method after only one single sprint has been finished.
Author: Alexander Schöcke