【Kanban】A workflow method that visualizes the status and numbers of the to-do items to identify bottlenecks for improvement
Kanban is a method that visualizes workflow and facilitates continuous improvement. By visualizing the status and numbers of the to-do items, team members can see all the information at a glance, be aware of the current situation, and identify bottlenecks for improvement.
In the visualization process, the team members write down each stage of the workflow at hand and present it in columns, such as "To Do," "In Progress," or "Completed," to help the team see what's the workflow of the current tasks. With the to-do items in place, team members can better understand where they are in progress, current bottlenecks, and other factors. The ultimate goal of Kanban tools is to reduce wasted resources in workflows to maintain the optimal progression and unhindered operations.
At Titansoft, Kanbans are usually used by teams that provide real-time services, such as the IT or HR department. Kanbans can be created using Post-its notes and tapes or software services like Trello and Jira. With daily check-ups on the Kanbans, team members can adjust workflow and plans according to the current work situation.
The Scrum Board used by the development team is also a variation of Kanban, which allows the members to align the status of the current to-do items with their tasks and know what they can do next to help the team achieve their goals.
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