Teamwork effectiveness is estimated by the time it takes a team to complete the task and by value produced. Kanban method is based on visualising processes of producing value.
30 May 2016 0
Kanban Project Management
Did you comment on that last article? Has anyone de-bugged that yet? Where’s that design? Has anyone even started the architecture? How about the next steps on the latest partnership? Trying to keep an eye on where everyone on the team is at, what’s been accomplished or even started is a continuous challenge in nearly development environment, whether you’re making cars or apps.
Kanban is a solution used by thousands around the world to answer these questions in a simple and straightforward manner. Developed in Japan as a tool for inventory management, the term kanban translates to “signboard”. A fundamental precept is the idea of the three-bin system, which evolved to represent “To Do”, “Doing”, and “Done”.
As more and more companies move to distributed work teams, it’s no longer feasible to shout across the office and get a project update. A company can build a more dynamic and efficient team through leveraging the talent pool available globally rather than just the locally. As this phenomenon continues to grow, which it will, communication and transparency become increasingly important and can be enhanced through the power of great software.
Here comes Kanban!
Teamwork effectiveness is estimated by the time it takes a team to complete the task and by the value it produces. The Kanban method is based on visualizing the processes of producing value. The method takes the form of kanban board, with columns that represent the various stages needed to achieve the final goal. Kanban cards represent specific tasks.
With kanban board project management gets way easier as all team members know what project team roles they have, who needs to do what, and when. Moving a card across the columns brings transparency and makes it easier to track progress throughout a project. It becomes obvious that Steve completed task “x” on day “y” and anyone in the process can see that. Furthermore they can see if it isn’t done and what questions or comments he may have.
Although the popularity of kanban in the area of non-manufacturing started nearly a decade ago, it continued to be commonly implemented in the traditional way with boards and cards. At the time no extensive selection of kanban project management software existed, however the concept has been gaining fans due to its simplicity and effectiveness. If you are currently looking for new ways to approach project management kanban is what you might want to try.
Kanban Project Management with Kanbanchi
Kanbanchi was designed as an online kanban project management tool. Many companies simply share documents in Google Drive, although better than nothing, a shared document is static and teams run the risk of communication failures. Kanbanchi is fully integrated with Google Drive making it simple to start using, easy to access, and available on any device. Use something besides Google Drive, don’t worry, you can still enjoy Kanbanchi!
Kanbanchi is a place where you can view your work dynamically as it evolves, changes, and progresses from step to step. An online kanban board can be shared with your team in real time. This not only allows you to see whether the task is done or not, but also what stage the task is at now, who’s responsible for it, and what problems or comments have been made by your colleagues about this task. You may start with one of the templates or create your own online kanban-board.
With over 50,000 users and a near 5 star rating in the Google Chrome Web Store we’re pretty happy with the product we’ve built. Join the exceedingly productive people around the world using Kanbanchi and excel at whatever you do. Check it out!