Visualize Problems with a Board

Your team might want to note problems (impediments, risks, other obstacles) on its board. I prefer to separate the problems from the work. That’s because a servant leader (not the team) may take the lead on addressing these problems. One team uses a board like the one shown in the following figure.

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The team wants to track the date it added a problem to this board. If the team doesn’t address risks early enough, the risks turn into problems. But visibility doesn’t mean the team has to start working on it yet. When it’s time for someone to work on the item in the Concern column, the team promotes that item into the ...

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