A highly visible Impediments Board can make a huge difference.
In fact, this type of information radiator may be your only mechanism to escalate issues to those who can make change.
It doesn’t have to be fancy, a simple Kanban board will do.
Here are some of the benefits:
It becomes really difficult for decision makers to ignore reported impediments when it’s staring them in face every day.
Relying on email as a means of impediment escalation rarely works or takes a very long time.
Really important issues will reappear as they will be reported by multiple teams
The board allows team members to speak up without having to face senior management directly
Here are a few quick tips to keep in mind: