Recognize Visualization Traps

Not every team gets its board right the very first time. And defining a board that works for your team might be even more difficult if your team encounters these traps:

  • Management mandates your boards.
  • Every person takes his or her own story.
  • Waterfall masquerades as kanban.
  • The team works in iterations of waterfalls.

You have options for managing these traps.

Trap: Management Mandates Your Boards

Your management says, “Do Scrum!” or “Do Kanban!” Your management has an idea of what it wants to see for your board and your output.

Don’t fight with your management—at least, not yet. Instead, use the project frame that they request. If they request Scrum, use two-week iterations.

Use the board you want. If you have a ton ...

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