I’m currently grappling with a seemingly insurmountable problem and I thought i’d share to see if anyone has encountered anything similar.
Im a big believer in using physical Kanban boards to manage my teams workload, from the visual approach of organisation, to applying consistency, to the more concise communication I feel it provides. I’ve always found this to be my preferred process to implement.
So, enter me, new to a project team, I float the idea of my ideal board and try to preach the advantages, everyones on board (no pun intended). All except 1, the most important, the client.
The reason is pretty understandable, they dial in everyday remotely and therefore feel they can’t work with the visual view of a physical board, they prefer the ‘yesterday I did, today I will do’ routine. I’ve garnered the rest of the team find this routine tedious and not very efficient but the priority is to keep the client happy and so we continue regardless.
So the question is how can I break this stalemate, how can I get to state where we have a process people feel is productive whilst still having the client feel involved.
I’m open to suggestions