Fast and easy. That’s what project managers and software developers like about whiteboards.
“People often think they have to choose a complicated software system for their task management, but have you thought about doing it analogue with a simple whiteboard?” asks Michael Thomas Albert in his TeamViewer blog. “By adding a pad of Post-It™ notes, or a set of index cards, whiteboards can be just as effective as a computer-based solution,” he continues.
Albert calls a traditional whiteboard “especially ideal for team meetings since everyone present can easily get involved and thus gain a better understanding of the overall project.”
Similarly, at The Agile Pirate blog for software developers, whiteboards are touted as ideal for quicker results.
“If you aim to improve, inspect and adapt on a frequent basis in a highly unconstrained way, stick to a whiteboard (as large as possible),” the blog author writes. “Your process will adapt to the project significantly faster with a manual board.”
The blogger’s experience is that electronic and digital tools can impose an “immediate speed barrier” to the process.
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Jim Muth is general manager of EVERWhite, a US manufacturer and seller of whiteboards and tack boards used for teaching, coaching, planning, collaboration and tracking. Along with his expertise in the use of whiteboards, Jim excels in leadership, new product development, business operations, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and product marketing. He holds a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Technology, with a focus on Product Development and Design, from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.