I ran a workshop with my Scrum Masters recently asking them what makes a great Scrum team board. This is what we came up with:

  • A big team name banner / board title
  • Team sheet showing clear photos of everyone and their names
  • Velocity (with label eg a number by itself is not enough)
  • Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Timebound (SMART) Sprint Goals
  • Clearly labled columns
  • Risks
  • Continuous improvement activities
  • Stories and tasks are colour coded
  • Key explaining what the colours indicate
  • Leave calendar showing when team members will be on leave (up to date)
  • The Team’s Definition of Done
  • Neat writing that is legible from a distance
  • Avatars clearly showing ownership of Stories and Tasks
  • Up to date, accurate and tidy