Wrike Kanban Guide
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Beginner’s Guide to Kanban Project Management
Kanban project management is an Agile framework used to visualize and improve workflows, reduce waste and inefficiency, and increase team focus by limiting work in progress. First developed by Toyota engineer Taiichi Ohno in the 1940s, Kanban comes from the Japanese word for “sign” or “visual board.”
Unlike Scrum, Kanban is not based around sprints, ceremonies, and roles. Instead, Kanban is flexible and adapts to existing roles and team structures by categorizing tasks on a Kanban board according to what production phase they are in (To-Do, In Progress, and Complete).
In this Kanban guide, we’ll cover the principles and fundamentals of Kanban project management and how to use tools like a Kanban card and board for effective task management. In our FAQ sections, we’ll also cover topics like Kanban replenishment, Kanban in SaFe, and how to run a Kanban team.
Finally, look out for our Kanban glossary — a comprehensive overview of key terms and concepts for Kanban teams to know.
Discover the benefits of Kanban task management and how to leverage this Agile framework for better delivery, production, and project management.
What's in the Kanban Guide?
Discover the Fundamentals of the Kanban Methodology02
Learn Core Kanban Principles for Workflow Management03
Visualize and Manage Workflows With Kanban Boards04
Use Kanban Cards to Represent and Visualize Work Items05
Discover How to Choose the Best Kanban Tools for Your Team06
Learn How to Set Up Your Kanban Board With Wrike07
Learn Best practices for Using Personal Kanban08
Kanban Work in Progress Limits Explained09
Tips and Best Practices for Running a Kanban Retrospective10
Explore the Differences and Similarities of Scrum and Kanban11
Learn More About Kanban Terminology, Concepts, and Processes12
Find Answers to Your Kanban Project Management Questions