Most physical Scrum Boards are made without giving much thought to aesthetics and
usability. They are made quickly, cheaply, and lack attention to detail. Large post-its, small post-its, index
cards, etc. are placed inside of hand-drawn columns usually without many (if any) guidelines regarding the use
of colors, materials, or processes for using the board.
All this makes for poor readability and usability.
If you are standing in front of such a board, it looks unkempt, unclear and doesn’t serve as a great
representation of your team’s identity and character.
Our ScrumBoards are different. They provide teams with the readability and usability needed to stay organized, efficient and inspired.
Our permanent board templates and card designs clearly broadcast project info and make it easier to do Scrum well, iteration after iteration. Not only are our
ScrumBoards useful and great-looking, but they can also help teams do Scrum better than homemade ones.
With out ScrumBoards, teams are enjoying a new industry standard.
Which Scrum Board would your team rather use?
“Attractive things work better” writes former Apple VP Don Norman, in his book Emotional Design. Norman found that when attractive products are used, the chance of
triggering creativity among users is increased and mental processes expand.
Users become “more tolerant of minor difficulties, and more flexible and creative in finding solutions.”
He’s also found that using attractive products reduces distractions, bottlenecks, and irritations – especially
during serious, concentrated efforts. This means that for Scrum development (which relies on creative freedom,
out-of-the-box thinking, and disciplined execution), our attractive and professionally-designed Scrum Boards
are better suited at delivering better solutions faster.
Companies today are increasingly moving toward more sophisticated office environments, where employees can remain focused tasks while being motivated and inspired. When it comes to companies doing Scrum, why would anyone rely on poor quality Scrum Boards?