The purpose of this post is to provide a shopping list for collocated teams that use Agile to create a Kanban or Scrumboard. This acts as a boundary object to create context and bind a team.
Standard Sticky Notes
- Post-it Super Sticky 3″x3″ Yellow (12/pack) – Staples Item#: 562896: Used for tasking and brainstorming. Stock 1 per team.
- Post-it Original Notes in Neon Colours. Grand and Toy Product code: 6555PK: Very useful for Kanban and brainstorming. Not super-sticky. Stock 1 per team.
- Post-it Recycled Notes in Pastel Colours. Grand and Toy Product code: 655-RP-A: Good for production Kanban. Not supersticky, but bright colours can be annoying. Stock 1 per team.
- Post-it Super Sticky, Neon Colours 4″x6″ – Staples Item#: 592836: Needed for titles, theme headings. Stock 1 per team.
- Post-it Notes, 1-1/2″ x 2″, Neon Colours – Stapes Item#: 20071: Used to indicate status, theming. Stock 0.5 per team.
Special Sticky Notes
- Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 4″ x 4″, Lined, Ultra Colours – Staples Item#: 659725: Sometimes you need a different sticky. Stock 0.5 per team
- Post-it Super Sticky Meeting Notes, 8″ x 6″, Lined, Neon Colours: Awesome titles, drawings. Stock 0.5 per team.
Markers & Etc.
- Black Sharpies (12/pack) – Staples Item#:11520 – Also available in 24 count from Costco: These are critical to keep in good supply to keep people running to look for markers. Stock 1 box per team.
- Bic Fine Tip Assorted Marker (12/pack) – Staples Item#: 573126: You’ll need these for size estimates, theming story cards. Stock 1 box per team.
- Post-it Glue Stick – Staples Item#: 18842: Useful for sticking stuff to the wall. Critical for index/story cards. Stock 2 per team.
- Index Cards, 3″ x 5″, White, Ruled – Staples Item#: 570562: Really stupid, but you can’t order Post-it index cards in Canada, so we need these for story cards. Yes, you can use coloured stickies, but these are more substantial and allow theming with coloured markers. Stock 1 per team.
- 25 Inch Post-it Easel Pad – Staples Item#: 22908: Great for Scrum Boards, story maps, brainstorm. Stock 1 per team
- 20 inch Wall Pads, Post-it Super Sticky 3M (2/pack) – Staples Item#: 504139: Used for retrospectives, sprint burndown, etc. Stock 1 per team.
- Painter’s Mate Green Painter’s Tape Contractor Pack – 6 pack @ Home Depot: Needed to demarcate swim lanes for scrum boards; phases in a story map; kanban columns. Stock 0.5 per team.
- Scotch-Blue Painter’s Tape for Multi Surfaces 25.4 mm x 45.7 m Contractor Pack (3 Rolls) @ Home Depot: Same as above but green. Choice is good. Stock 0.5 per team.
In the absence of high-quality magnetic whiteboards, I tend to use a lot of paper and stickies. So please see others for using whiteboards.