Kanban Management

Kanban is a methodology for the management of workflows to visualize the task

Kanban maximizes performance and is extremely agile. Kanban is translated from Japanese into an advertisement or a signboard. Kanban is a method of managing workflows designed to help you envision your work, maximize efficiency and be agile. It has recently begun to be accepted by business units in different areas.

The Kanban approach provides an inexpensive and easy way to manage tasks and projects. It allows users to completely visualize the status of their processes through a board with dynamic columns that make clear steps for all tasks and processes. Everyone can see what needs to be done, who is already doing what and what has been done.

The kanban board and kanban cards

The kanban board is a part of the larger structure of kanban. It helps envision the process, holds only what needs to be done in progress and maximizes efficiency by doing so. The board represents the overall project and is generally divided into three parts: to do, to be done and done.

Kanban cards live on the board of the kanban and each of them represents a mission. Each card is loaded with details, such as its name and a short description, relevant to that mission. These will also be allocated to the participant or members of the team, who will be responsible for carrying out the mission by the deadline.

Kanban Principle 1: Begin what you have now

The versatility of Kanban makes it possible to incorporate current workflows, systems, and processes without changing what is already being done successfully; it will, of course, illustrate problems that need to be resolved and help to identify and schedule improvements so that they are implemented as non-disruptive as possible.

The flexibility of Kanban enables it to be applied to all types of organizations incrementally and sympathetically without fear of over-commitment or' cultural shock.' This makes Kanban easy to incorporate in any type of organization since you don't need to make sweeping changes right from the beginning.

Kanban Principle 2: Agree to pursue incremental, evolutionary change

The Kanban technique is designed to meet minimal resistance while encouraging constant small incremental and evolutionary improvements to the process. Sweeping changes are commonly discouraged because they usually find opposition due to fear or confusion.

Kanban Principle 3: Respect the current process, roles & responsibilities

Kanban understands the importance of existing processes, duties, obligations, and titles, and is generally worth retaining. The Kanban approach does not preclude change but it does not recommend reform as a' simple panacea' either. It is designed to encourage and support gradual, rational, change without causing fear of change itself.

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