Using a Scrum Board for Writing

Letter tiles spelling “Writing Lab” on a wooden desktop
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Layout

A Scrum board laid out with three rows and several columns for Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, and tasks
A Scrum board laid out with three rows and several columns for Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, and tasks

Product and Sprint Goals

A closeup of the Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog areas. The Product Goal reads “Write the first draft of GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE CONS. A 70,000–80,000 word caper novel in a fairytale setting.”
A closeup of the Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog areas. The Product Goal reads “Write the first draft of GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE CONS. A 70,000–80,000 word caper novel in a fairytale setting.”

The Product Backlog

A close up of the first three items in the product backlog
A close up of the first three items in the product backlog
A closeup of the middle cards in the product backlog
A closeup of the middle cards in the product backlog
A closeup of the bottom three cards in the product backlog
A closeup of the bottom three cards in the product backlog

Sprint planning

A closeup of the Sprint Goal with three items moved from Product Backlog to Sprint Backlog
A closeup of the Sprint Goal with three items moved from Product Backlog to Sprint Backlog

Tasks

A closeup of the first item selected in Sprint Planning with four tasks identified
A closeup of the first item selected in Sprint Planning with four tasks identified

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