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An error occurred while saving the commentErik Szaniszlo commented
Actually it is not as stupid idea as it looks like!
If you are using planner for a Kan Ban board, this idea can make it much more fun!
Let me quote from Doug Rose:
"Sometimes it makes the work too repetitive. Remember that kanban is based on lean manufacturing. A lot of these manufacturing processes work fine for repetitive work. An assembly line has been optimized to deliver a product.
But in a software company, it's not the most effective way to engage your employees. Most of what kanban teams deliver is still considered creative work. It will be either creative problem solving like software, or it might even be creative operational work. Either way, it's likely to be something different every day. The board in itself can have a dull consistency to it. Even though the work might change, the board always seems to stay the same.
The key challenge is deciding how important it is for your teams to have fun. There are many ways that teams can improve kanban.
They might add balloons you can pop in the deployed column or have little celebrations at the end of each release.
But in the end, that can distract from the very real question of what motivates your employees."
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