Sample Sprint Boards

The sprint board might look like this: 

Sprint board made from sticky notes on the wall

Sprint board made from sticky notes on the wall

Or this:

Sprint board made using a Google spreadsheet

Sprint board made using a Google spreadsheet

Or this:

Sprint board made using Trello, a free project management tool

Sprint board made using Trello, a free project management tool


Best Practices for Your Sprint Boards

Choose the tool that feels best for you. You can set it up however you'd like. In addition to the various tasks and statuses, you may want to include:
  • Who's responsible for each task
  • Specific due dates
  • Dependencies or blockers (things outside of your control that need to happen before you can complete the task)

How granular should the Board be?

We recommend you get pretty specific with your tasks, because this reduces "thinking overhead" during the sprint. It also allows you to more frequently get that good feeling that comes with moving a task from "In Progress" to "Done." And that good feeling helps you stay motivated!