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Creating Visual Controls allows those who perform or oversee work to gain important insights into the status of that work in real or near-real time. This allows them to quickly adjust to problems, and to optimize their work.
Why to do this practice
This practice helps make visible what is required.
Who does this practice
All roles in a Lean-Agile organization are involved in this practice.
In most places, the Team Agility Coach is usually responsible for assuring the integrity of the visual controls. This is an important part of serving the team.
What to do
Identify activities or aspects of work that is being done but is usually impossible to gain real-time insight into how it is progressing.
Identity of significant activities or aspects of work that are usually invisible.
This practice creates of the required visual indicators. Examples include:
The benefits of this practice include: