We are currently in my team in the process of applying Kanban to our project. It's currently a very iterative process which is not (yet) meeting the expected success.
However, we noted that the big whiteboard we set in the office has drawn a lot of attention from all the project members, not for the different cards displayed but regarding the peripheral information we display, such as:
- Next build date.
- General Project goals
- Short-Term project planning (next releases, next events ...).
We would like to build on this and see if we could dedicate a part of our whiteboard to be more or less a project dashboard, with two intentions in mind:
- Getting attraction from the developers on what's going on on the Kanban board.
- Improving our communication about project status/important information (which are currently usually sent by email to all the project team).
What are the therefore in your team the peripheral information you are displaying on your Kanban boards? How much space do you dedicate to those information? How did you determine which information was critical to be displayed to the team?