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The Bayeux Whiteboards

02 Feb 2013

Tagged with Miscellaneous, Work

Came across a new wrin­kle for issue solv­ing at a pre­vi­ous com­pany. Rahter than orga­niae, pri­ori­tise and sum­marise the prob­lems set they decided to write out each one on a white­board and then dis­cuss them all at the two daily stand ups. This led to a pro­lif­er­a­tion of white­boards until all the spare ones had been used. At this point, rather than rethink a new inno­va­tion was intro­duced which as the “stick on” white­board which come in a handy roll so all the adja­cent spare sur­face became white boards and the two stand ups slowly expanded until they were in dan­ger of merg­ing and becom­ing the pre­ferred method of working.

This way of work­ing was of course graced with the title ‘agile’ and the stand ups were ‘scrums’ so of course this graced the whole process with a mod­icum of sense although the process was not.

At the end of the day the project did get deliv­ered, so alls well that ends well.

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