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Kanban

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In our previous sessions, we explored Scrum and Copywriting. Today, we'll delve into Kanban, a project management framework that can revolutionize your workflow and improve collaboration.

Introduction to Kanban

Kanban is a visual, flexible, and collaborative project management system that originated in the manufacturing industry. It helps teams visualize their workflow and improve efficiency.

What is Kanban?

Kanban literally means 'visual card' in Japanese. It involves using cards or sticky notes to represent tasks and moving them through a workflow process on a Kanban board.

Key Principles of Kanban

  • Visualize workflow
  • Limit work in progress (WIP)
  • Continuous improvement
  • Respect for people

Visualizing Workflow

Kanban utilizes a visual representation of your workflow, allowing team members to see the status of tasks and identify bottlenecks.

Kanban Boards

Kanban boards are divided into columns that represent different stages of your workflow, such as 'To Do,' 'In Progress,' and 'Done.' Cards move from left to right as tasks progress.

Swimlanes and Columns

Swimlanes can be used to group related tasks or categories, while columns represent specific stages or actions that need to be taken.

Cards and WIP Limits

Tasks are represented as cards that contain essential information. WIP limits restrict the number of tasks that can be in a specific column at any time.

Tracking Progress

Kanban allows teams to track the progress of tasks, measure cycle time, and identify areas for improvement.

Benefits of Using Kanban

  • Improved collaboration
  • Increased transparency
  • Enhanced flexibility
  • Reduced waste

Improved Collaboration

Kanban promotes team collaboration by providing a shared visual representation of the workflow. It facilitates communication and coordination.

Increased Transparency

Kanban makes the workflow transparent, allowing everyone to see the status of tasks, bottlenecks, and dependencies.

Enhanced Flexibility

Kanban is highly flexible and can be adapted to different project types and team sizes. It allows for easy customization and adjustment based on changing needs.

Reduced Waste

By limiting WIP and identifying bottlenecks, Kanban helps teams reduce waste and improve efficiency.

Common Kanban Tools

  • Trello
  • Asana
  • Jira

Next Up: Code Reviews

In the next session, we'll dive into Code Reviews, a crucial practice for improving code quality and fostering collaboration. Follow us to stay updated!