How to create a Kanban Board
Visualizing work in a Kanban Board helps teams communicate and collaborate.
What is a Kanban Board?
A Kanban Board visualizes a team’s tasks and workflow.
To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan... believe... act!
How to create a kanban board
Create a board
Either use software or a physical board
Develop a workflow
Create stages to map to your team’s workflow
Populate the board with cards
Develop cards based on the requirements of your project
For each stage, provide an optional limit on the number of simultaneous cards a person can work on
From left to right, move cards as they pass through stages in your workflow
What to watch out for
- Creating too many Kanban Boards for a team
- Infrequently updating the Kanban Board
- Not making the Kanban Board transparent to the whole team