At the moment I'm Scrum Master for my place of work. We have one Scrum Team in our organisation which is split across two sites:
Site 1: Scrum Master, Developer, QA
Site 2: Developer, Operational, QA
We currently employ the following Agile practices, which we used to reduce our backlog:
- Monthly Sprints
- Daily Stand ups
- Business Product Owners
- Group Estimations
- 3 monthly role swaps for the Scrum Master position within the team.
- Sprint Planning / Retrospective
Now over the past year this has worked amazingly and we now are looking at "Agile Phase 2" to improve the process further:
- Planning Poker
- User Stories
- Velocity (Using points)
- Enhance our Sprint Planning with Stories
- Introduce the use of XPlanner+
Now I have been reading the excellent book by Mike Cohen on User Stories Applied for the stories part but i have a question concerning storyboards themselves.
We have Geo-Located teams within the UK, so i was going to have one Storyboard but upload pictures to a Sharepoint location for the other team who cannot access it. Is that the best practice? We dont want to invest in digital boards just yet, we want to see how the physical board pans out first.
Other Questions: - What size board is the best to use? - Any advice of what type of physical board to get (Metal, etc)
Thanks for the time any advice is much appreciated.