Maintaining the scum tool is a burden!

Our case studies confirmed our prior experience that scrum tools often end up being a burden for the developer rather than a tool for support.

Developers repeatedly stated that they liked the traditional physical scrum board and that they saw maintenance of the scrum tool as an extra burden, that was pulling their attention away from their develoment tasks. Furthermore, we saw that the introduction of the computerized scum tool into meetings tended to remove the dynamics and collaborative spirit from the meetings and reduce them to mundane maintenance sessions.

We also saw how important the physical board was during their daily work activities. The board provided them with an ongoing overview of the project status. An overview they expressed they lacked without the physical board.

So the challenge for us was to find a way to bring the physcial board back into the scrum meetings and find ways of tracking changes on the board.

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Alexandra Instituttet . BrainsBusiness . CISS . Datalogisk Institut, Københavns Universitet . DELTA . DTU Compute, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet . Institut for Datalogi, Aarhus Universitet . IT-Universitetet . Knowledge Lab, Syddansk Universitet . Væksthus Hovedstadsregionen . Aalborg Universitet