What's a Google Wave Gadget?
A gadget is an application Google Wave (GW) participants can install and use. Gadgets can take advantage of live interaction with multiple participants. Gadgets are specific to individual Waves. That is, the gadget belongs to everyone within the Wave.
In my July post Google Wave and Collaborative Projects, I articulated wishful thoughts about using GW for agile projects. Now we have Taskboardy. Taskboardy is a storyboard (as used in Agile, XP, Scrum) gadget made by Federico Zuppa. Federico is a developer and Agilist. Fede's blog, Agile Booknote, includes updates about Taskboardy. Gracias Fede!
GW participants who have installed Taskboardy are able to maintain a storyboard including the functionality to:
- Create or Delete a User Story;
- Create or Delete a Task;
- Update Task Statuses; and
- Assign Tasks.
- David Koontz, author of the frequently insightful David's Agile Complexification Inverter, graciously posted his review of Taskboardy in the comments section below. Federico responded by modifying the code based on David's feedback. How's that for Launch Early and Learn?