The term Kanban comes from a Japanese manufacturing term. It helps teams improve productivity by focusing on a problem area and reducing the amount of work that a team has in progress.
A way to visualise the work that a team is doing based on the Kanban technique. It can be a physical or virtual Kanban board.
A simple Kanban board has three columns; ‘to do’, ‘doing’ and ‘done’, but there are different versions.
The term Kanban board is often shortened to just Kanban
A series of team activities that they do before starting a new piece of work.
The purpose is to:
- align the team and stakeholders around a clear goal
- agree how the team will work
- build relationships
- establish a safe environment for the team to work in
The team creates a list of tasks which work with the product roadmap during a kick off.