I just finished reading your book Ship It! One thing that I was hoping to find in one of the later chapters or in an appendix were examples of The List. I would like to see what you have used in real life. Would be able to provide an example (with anonymized data, of course) here?
You mention, too, that completed items are moved to a new List that remembers what items have been completed, along with some additional data points. Can you provide an example of that completed items List as well? What extra data have you found useful to capture when these items are moved?
One last thing: When changes are made to The List, you refer to making (equivalent to) diary entries about why the change is being made. It does not seem practical to me that these changes would be kept along side the list on the whiteboard for simple reason that there would be insufficient room for the change reason. Do you track these changes in electronic format – in revision control, perhaps? Do you typically use a text file, Wiki, Excel, or database to maintain old copies of The List?