Visualizing the Nexus Sprint Backlog by Rob Maher and Patricia Kong
The “Basic Sprint Alignment Wall” in my book is extremely close to what Rob Maher and Patricia Kong show in their “Figure 1. Cross-Team Refinement Board.” My “Enhanced Sprint Alignment Wall” has epic-level and confidence-level indications that Maher and Kong’s refinement board does not.
You will notice I have used different colors to highlight the direction of the dependency. In comparison, their color scheme indicates the cause of the dependency. I like their color code notation better than my own.
Cross-Team Refinement by Rob Maher and Patricia Kong
- This is closely related to their “Visualizing the Nexus Sprint Backlog” article and resonates with my chapter on “Progressive Refinement at Scale.”
- This page details a variety of useful construction tools you are likely to need to easily create a Sprint Alignment Wall or other similar information radiator. I recommend ordering these supplies in advance.