Kanban for projects – Most projects and business activity have a ‘flow’ or a ‘process’ (comprising steps or phases) that is used to produce the end-product or service.
At any time, a project or business function can have numerous deliverables in-progress, at different stages of the value stream. Kanban can be used for keeping track of all work-in-progress in a visual and easy-to-understand manner that provides a common or single view of the ‘current state of affairs’ to anyone interested to know (the ‘stakeholders’).
Some other examples of flow (or value stream) in projects/ business functions include:
- Software projects: Spec -> Dev -> Test -> Release
- Marketing Campaigns:
- Recruitment Function
There are numerous other examples of business functions and activities that can benefit from Kanban –
- Insurance – New Policy Setup, Policy Renewals, Claims Processing
- Legal – Case Management, Client Setup, Document Manage
- HR/ Personnel – Recruitment, Job-Req Tracking, Employee-Onboarding, New Policy Rollout
All of these can be managed using an online Kanban board for easier and more effective tracking of progress
Additional questions you may have –
- How can I start using Kanban in projects?
- How can I effectively use Kanban metrics?
- Why SwiftKanban?
Check out some of the great resources on the right side of this page. You can also sign up for an upcoming webinar on Kanban – or look at some great previous webinars conducted by people such as David Anderson and Dr. Masa K Maeda!