I have a clear preference for the physical boards but I will use virtual
boards if there is necessity of that.
The advantages to a physical board are basically:
Information is constantly radiated without having to call it up or log in or
what have you
– Very easy to manipulate and put ad hoc things on board that are helpful
– Very easy to have standups around it
– Facilitates face-to-face communication by bringing interested parties together
into the same area
On the other hand, digital boards are accessible from anywhere, making remote
collaboration very easy.
Furthermore, they are great for distributed teams and they link directly to
the associated tickets.
Recently, I help to implement physical kanban board in small team but
I have to use a virtual kanban board in order to get visible the board
to some stakeholders which are located far away from development team.
Thanks to this experience I’ve gotten a broader perspective.
According to my experience I am recommending Leankit (www.leankit.com)
which is very simple and have a free version to support up to three boards.
Have I knew about your favorite virtual board? By all means, clue me
in the comments!