A task board is any visual object – digital, physical, or otherwise – created to keep tabs on work.
Now for the who, where, and why:
Every team should know how to use a job board! They’re suitable for almost anyone and any job. Research suggests that keeping a written record of your goals makes you 20-40% more likely to achieve them – something even more important if you want to focus on your team.
What is an agile task board?
Agile refers to project management that splits large projects into smaller ones. It is “agile” because team members can move in and out, solving one part of the puzzle at a time.
Master the art of the Scrum board
Like a radiator that provides heat, the Scrum board is a place where all users can gather information. The Scrum task board should divide tasks into multiple categories:
- Action: An object has been allocated, but not yet executed
- Ongoing: The project team is currently working
- Review: A job that has been completed or is awaiting review by a manager
- Done: The function is complete
Here are a few things that make a Scrum board work well:
- Color Code: This is the fastest way to check on the bulletin board and understand exactly where the job is. Use color to differentiate activity levels.
- Work: Work without work is just an idea. Anyone viewing a job board should see exactly what job is assigned to them.
- Deadlines: Give the project (and individual work) a due date.
How to choose a task board
The three points above are also good criteria for choosing a supplier for your company. Here’s a checklist of some of our favorite features to keep in mind when choosing a whiteboard app:
- Onboarding: How easy is it to get users set up and onboard?
- Visuals: Text is important for everything, but visuals are a universal language.
- Classification: Look for a “grid” layout that creates a simple list of steps, so anyone can start using the Job Board tool quickly and easily.
What are the best methods for managing online digital job boards?
A company that has not innovated is not profitable. Get in the habit of updating the job board every time you do something, like accepting a job from a teammate. It’s hard to get anything done when a team member has three different things on their plate.