Feb 28, 2012 · 5:45 PM
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Post-its, Sharpies, cardstock paper, Blu-Tack, tape and damaged paint. These are all hallmarks of the "my first scrum" experience - the adoption of a physical cardwall. Along with the daily standup, the cardwall is how many teams first get a taste of scrum (or agile in general). It's great at first, but once our fingers bleed and our post-its lose their stick we start to wonder - why do we do this to ourselves?
The literature on scrum strongly endorses the physical cardwall, claiming that it provides a readily-updatable, single-source of truth. But do the advantages really outweigh the shortcomings?
Can a digital solution eventually win out?
This talk questions why we gravitate towards a physical cardwall and provides a comprehensivediscussion of the tradeoffs taken by a number of digital alternatives.