Let the Walls Talk! and Aloud…

Let the Walls Talk! and Aloud…

Knowledge! The most valuable thing of today isn’t it? I always guide the Scrum teams for toward making everything visible in the simplest form without creating extra confusion regarding access to information. In general, one of the questions of the Scrum teams about keeping the Sprint Backlogs and entering the remaining hours by sorting out the tasks is “which tool should we use”. My answer to this question is “do not use any tool”. The management tools are generally seen as a need in the institutions which have brought their Corporate Agile transformations to a certain degree. Although this is correct for looking in to the portfolio or corporation’s release status, and even though it provides various reporting means without much effort, I always defend that using of tool must be supported with walls. Yes walls!! That areas, generally white, indicating the zone which we call as the own area of the Scrum team. Some walls function as a projection screen in order to overview the Product Backlog, some are the Kaizen Wall; it tells you what the Team has decided to do for becoming better. The most important walls of ours are the walls on which the Task Boards are located and which disseminate information in streams. You will certainly see somewhere the Burndown Chart on a flipchart paper. My fundamental criterion is empathy. I become a CEO and I step on the site to gain opinion about developing this product or project that I place strategic importance on. The only thing I should do to receive the answer to my most basic question “What condition are we...