Kanban is a method for managing and improving work processes, originally developed by Toyota in the 1940s and 1950s. It is based on the idea of visualizing work as it moves through a process, using cards or other physical items to represent tasks and the stages they are in.
In a Kanban system, tasks are represented by cards that are placed on a board, which is divided into columns to represent the different stages of the process. As a task progresses through the process, the card is moved from one column to the next. This helps to visualize the flow of work and allows team members to see what tasks are currently in progress and what tasks are coming up next.
Kanban can be used in a variety of settings, including manufacturing, software development, and other types of project management. It is often used in conjunction with agile methodologies, as it provides a way to visualize and manage the flow of work within an agile framework.
Some key principles of Kanban include the idea of limiting work in progress (WIP) in order to focus on one task at a time, and continuously improving processes by identifying bottlenecks and areas for improvement