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Digital Home Scrum board options (if you have to)

As I say in this post, I would definitely encourage you to use a physical Scrum board. However, there are situations where a digital Scrum board will be the only feasible option, especially if not all of your Scrum team is in the same place. So, if you do need a way to keep your Home Scrum board online, here are a couple of popular options.


Trello logo

I have used Trello several times in the past for my own personal to-do lists, but it has never stuck for me. I am not sure why that is, since it has all the features you could need (and even more if you pay for it). Perhaps that is the issue; it is too easy to make it over-complicated. My mistake in the past has been to make a different board for every area of life, and then try and capture every single nuance of every task within the cards I put into each board. So, if you do use this tool, my advice is to pretend as much as possible that it has the same constraints as a physical board: limit the number of different boards you use, and don’t write too much on each individual card.

Trello screenshot


Airtable logo

I love Airtable, but it does take a couple of their short tutorials to get your head around how it works. It is more like a database than any one type of tool; once you put your data in there, you can access it as a series of spreadsheets, as cards in a Scrum-like board of columns, or in lots of other ways, like on a calendar, or even (if you pay) a Gantt chart.

Airtable screenshot

I would recommend Airtable if you have someone on your Scrum team who enjoys spreadsheets; if so, they’ll enjoy learning how to use this, and then it can be used for literally anything.


Miro logo

Miro has gained a lot more users during the pandemic, as it basically replaces a whiteboard. So, there are people who have already uploaded templates for Scrum, as well as a whole bunch of retro games. You could definitely use this as a like-for-like replacement for a physical Home Scrum board, without the downside of being able to record a huge excess of information about each task like with the other tools.

Miro screenshot
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