What is Kanban? Kanban Methodology Explained

Adriana Girdler

Everything you need to know about Kanban as a project manager! Have you heard about Kanban in projects but really need Kanban explained? Kanban is …

Everything you need to know about Kanban as a project manager!

Have you heard about Kanban in projects but really need Kanban explained?

Kanban is a great methodology that you can use in your next project. Here’s how!

Kanban definition

What is Kanban?

Kanban is a methodology for managing your tasks in an agile way that allows for everyone to see the progress of all the tasks associated with your project.

This is done on a board; it can be a physical board like a white board with sticky notes, or it can be done on a software program where you use cards to indicate all your project tasks.

This is used to show a particular flow because a Kanban board is set up in columns: To Do, In Progress, and Done.

You’ll start your tasks in the “To Do” section and then move it over as you go, allowing everyone on your team to see the progress of their own tasks as well as everyone else’s.

The key to Kanban is that everyone must be an active participant for it to be effective, but it really is a great way for everyone to visually see the project’s progress.

Kanban example

It might be easier for you to understand this with an example. I’ve created a video over on YouTube that walks you through a Kanban board so that you can better understand how this methodology works and how it could be beneficial for your project!

Head on over to YouTube with me and we’ll finish talking about this there.

Meanwhile, if you really are committed to mastering your next project, do consider taking my SLAY Project Management online course where I show you step-by-step how to successfully manage a project, plus you get access to every template you will need, along with detailed video instructions on how to fill them out.


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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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