There is an underlying assumption (by me) that we can ‘do better’ by reflecting on the lessons that are available in completed projects rather than quickly moving on to the next thing.
Part of the information I present is in the following format. This mock up roughly resembles the spatial aspect of the content as well. Each time I look at a print out of the info on my desk I get a feeling that it is backwards. (As you cans see it’s the reverse order of a typical agile board.)
|What can we learn from our past?|
- It reflects the passage of time. The now vertical column separates the past and future.
- The thing I think is most important is what we are learning from our past performance – so that is up front
Co-incidentally I discovered a colleague Kim Ballestrin has written up an interesting blog post on doing the same thing in a personal kanban context. Check out her experiment and insights here. It's quite an interesting post that reinforces my view that this is the right way to go.