About Visual WIP
Visual WIP is a visualization tool to make your Work In Progress (WIP) visible. The visualization is a card-wall with stickies in different columns.
If work-in-progress limits are set for a column the same amount of kanban’s(slots/placeholders) are added to the column. If more work is added to the column than the set work-in-progress limit the column background will change color.
The main goals of Visual WIP is to:
- Visualizer a process work-in-progress by using strong visual signals with a card wall metaphor.
- Utilize multi monitors to enable to both show an overview from more that 10 feet’s and show detailed information when closer.
- Use a plug-in model to enable customization and support different electronic backing systems. The main focus is to support Team Foundation Server 2010 but SharePoint is also in the roadmap.
- Not tied to a specific process as Kanban can be applied to any process. Currently MSF for Agile for Team Foundation Server 2010 is the process that Visual WIP is developed against.
Since my last status report the following major changes has been made:
- You can now save and load the board design.
- A new size and positioning that uses drag and drop
- Two new column types are added
- Rich text – add any kind of rdf based text to your board. Add check lists, definition of done and more
- Uri – add a html or xaml based page to the board. Add reports from TFS, twitter pages and more
- The xaml based board design is more or less moved to run-time loaded xaml files that you can customize to fit you needs
- Support for modifying column setting after they are added is almost done but not activated.
- Showing Avatars based on the name of the person assign to a work item
- Some GUI changes
Here are some screen shots:
I’m looking for feedback so please comment here or at http://visualwip.codeplex.com/discussions