Over the Wall

Reflections on the Adoption and Use of Obstacle Boards in Agile Practice

Software engineers regularly overcome hurdles in the building of new products

Outside the Wall

As you can see, Obstacle Boards visualise development hurdles In a very similar way to how we visualise work in Kanban

Building a Wall

All squad members need a common definition of a blocker to make a success of Obstacle Boards

Climbing Up the Walls

Initial experiences have shown the Obstacle Board to be a great success in the tracking and remediation of specific impediment types

Off the Wall

Balancing velocity is one challenge that must be monitored when we expand Obstacle Board usage to other teams

Lead software engineer with a strong interest in UI, UX, Usability and Agility. Lover of cooking, tea, photography and gin! All views expressed are my own.

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