Exercise: Back-Burner Board

Capture ‘back-burner’ ideas that are good but not immediately relevant onto a sticky note board.

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A lot of ideas will be generated throughout the week. Some of the ideas will be pertinent to the tasks at hand, but others, although interesting, won’t be. Capture these good but not immediately relevant back burner ideas on a sticky note board during Converge.



Have a dedicated space to collect back burner ideas on the


Throughout the sprint have everyone write down ideas that are not directly solving the job-to-be-done and put them up on the whiteboard.


As a team during the converge phase, review all the ideas that have been put up on the wall. Trash any that aren’t relevant anymore.


Record all ideas in a separate document or Trello.