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What Is a Kanban Team?

Once you’ve decided which Agile methodology to use, Scrum or Kanban, it is time for the Kanban team to get to work. 

Kanban teams have a stable workflow with continuous delivery where change can occur at any time.

Even with no clearly defined roles, Kanban team members visualize their workflows and work towards continuously improving their processes.

By contrast, Scrum teams prefer to have more control over the project with sprints, iterations, and sprint retrospectives. Kanban teams, on the other hand, move ahead with the flow of work.

How does a Kanban team work?

Teams with multiple and diverse incoming requests can apply Kanban and start noticing the difference quickly.

These teams can organize their backlog, create user stories, and focus on reducing the time it takes to complete a user story from start to finish.

To do this, they use Kanban boards that serve as their to-do lists and focus on continuously improving the workflow and process efficiencies.

But, how exactly does a Kanban team work?

Since Kanban is based on a fluid workflow model, it helps keep the teams flexible, nimble, and able to capitalize on changing work dynamics.

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Here is a sample Kanban team workflow that illustrates how you can organize their projects:

  • Identify the work processes and tasks required to be done in the project
  • Organize the work to-do on a team Kanban board that flows from one step to another when done. Common stages on a Kanban board include:

  • To Do
  • In Progress
  • In Review
  • Done

  • Kanban cards can be easily customized for teams based on the nature of their work or project
  • Since there is no ‘Kanban master’ to keep tabs on everything, the entire Kanban team is responsible for completing the tasks Kanban board