Because of an extremely busy schedule, we hadn’t been able to prepare for the challenge at all, even though we had planned on planning it 🙂 . So the first few hours went into creating a vision and finally we managed to drum out a nice one.
Whithout going into all the details here is the scenario:
His scrum teams are made up of scrum puritanists!
Who want to use a physical scrumboard on the wall and move the cards from column to column by hand.
That is quite fine, but we also have remote members of the teams (some f.ex who get snowed in at certain airports and can’t attend meetings physically). They also have a need to access the scrumboard digitally.
How to combine the two and solve the ScrumMasters problems ?
First, we thought about some hardware solution for the scrumboard, but that is to expensive and unportable.
Then we thought about having QR codes on each column and card, but that needs some high resolution camera gear and alot of image processing. And as we had nothing with us to the challenge, we came up with using something all our PCs have… a microphone…
So the solution is based on voice recognition when moving the cards between columns on the digitized scrumboard. The ScrumMaster or a teammember simply speaks out what he is doing when he moves the card on the wall, and the digitized HTML5 scrumboard captures the keywords and moves the tickets accordingly.
In addition, our ScrumMaster needs to be on the move, so the solution is to use bootstrap for responsive design, enabling him to easily access the solution from his mobile phone. There, he can easily get an overview of the scrumboard, of the design template taskboard with visual progress bars and the list of projects he is… well, mastering.
He should also be able to get legacy projects from outside SharePoint through OData and browse them in the same way. As this is all about the user experience and ease of use, he should be able to click on a “take me there” button on any given project which will map out the quickest route to the given project location through public REST services, be it with collective transport or by car, factoring in traffic jams etc.
This video shows some of the features we showed off in the live demo:
In retrospect, we definitely needed more (some) time to prepare and we also definitely needed some gadgets!! Computas’s LeapMotion would be pixelperfect for our project and we bet on getting us sum-o-dat soon 😀
Thanks for an amazing event everyone!!!