Kanban Taskboard

In Kanban everything revolves around the taskboard. Let us look at it in bit more detail.

A Kanban System visualizes some unit of value. This unit of value could be a User Story, Minimal Marketable Feature, Plain Old Requirement or something else.

What does a typical Kanban Task board contain?
1. MMFs
2. Development Process
3. Emergency List

Kanban Planning Board

The Left most corner of the task board will display the backlog queue (list of MMFs) along with current MMF that the team is working. The order of this backlog queue can be changed at any time by the stakeholders. This queue is strictly limited in size. A small backlog is good because it limits the amount of time an MMF can wait, which prevents them from getting stale.

The team only works on the top MMF in the queue. Stakeholders can add, remove, and move the other MMFs in the queue as much as they want, so long as they don’t exceed the queue’s size limit.
In the middle you have the Development Process Area (WIP) (Analysis, Development, Automation, Acceptance, Done) which will have the tasks put up for the current MMF.

What comes here depends on the development process you have. Say for example, you might want to have only 3 columns in your board (Not Done, In Progress, Done) and add tags (Analyze, Test, etc…) to your card. Finally this is completely upto you (how you want to have your process)

Finally, have an Emergency List which will make an entry to Development process.

Reference URL:
Kanban Board Basics
Kanban Kickstart Example
Kanban Systems
Kanban board for Lean Software Development
Completing the Kanban Board with Queues, Order Points and Limits

Happy Reading!!!

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