Card Wall User Guide
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Card Wall User Guide

For Kanban systems

About the Book

This short e-book is your companion quick look up guide to using a card wall in Kanban. The book contains instructions and guidance on how to use your Kanban system's card wall. How to run daily stand-ups, how to manage blockers, what does the Input column do? How to set limits? The book is fully illustrated with simple step by step instructions and guidance.

About the Author

Ian Carroll
Ian Carroll

Brickell Key award winner Ian Carroll is a consultant, coach, and speaker on all topics related to Lean, Kanban and Agile software development. Using his 25 years of hands-on experience he helps clients transform their organisations using Agile & Lean techniques to lower costs while increasing their ability to respond to changing market demands and outperform competitors. Ian has trained and coached hundreds of software development teams in Agile, Lean, and Kanban techniques, and has broken new ground by scaling lean principles to the portfolio level and beyond.

Ian founded Lean Agile Manchester – a meet up group which has now grown to over 800 members and is a regular speaker at Agile and Kanban related conferences around the globe. His popular blog ( attracts thousands of visitors each month where he shares ideas, tips, and practices on all things Agile.

At Lean Kanban North America 2015 conference in Miami, Ian was presented the Brickell Key award for outstanding achievement and leadership in the Kanban community.

Specialties: Agile Enablement & Transformation, Kanban, Scrum, Lean Portfolio Management, Systems Thinking, Inventor of Systemic Flow Mapping, Coaching, Facilitation, XP, Continuous Delivery, Software Estimation, Software Delivery.

Table of Contents

General Guidance

INPUT Column

Column Limits





Defect Tracking & Management

Backlog Visualisation & Management

Daily Stand-up Guidance


Data Driven Retrospectives

Cross Team Retrospectives

Real-time Retrospectives

Estimation & Sizing

Planning & Tracking

Dependency Management

Demand Management: BAU vs Strategic

Distributed Development

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