Introduction

Kanban Library is the central knowledge base for Kanban education, with material chosen explicitly for its quality and uniqueness. We brought together only the best resources from Kanban leaders and experts to develop a truly effective learning environment, which we hope will help you understand the main concepts and features of Kanban Tool and utilize our service to its full potential.
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Aspects of Kanban

by Karl Scotland
Karl Scotland explains the concept of Kanban System for software development. He identifies important aspects from which Kanban Systems can be viewed in order to understand and improve an overall organization's delivery capability: workflow, visualization, work in process, cadence and continuous improvement. This article gives a deep insight into those areas and their implications on Kanban System. Read more »

Kanban kick-start example

by Henrik Kniberg
For those who want to start implementing Kanban in practice immediately, Henrik Kniberg prepared a Kanban kick-start example of Kanban board for teams with a visual hints. From this paper you will find out how to start using Kanban board, how the typical Kanban pattern looks like and how to fill a Kanban card. Henrik Kniberg also explains the difference between features and tasks and how to name columns. This should be the first choice if you know the basics of Kanban and want to implement it really quickly in practice. Read more »

Kanban for Short Intense Projects

by Matthew Moran
Hiring the best talents is crucial to your business success. But if your team is too small to have a dedicated HR department you need to involve your current staff to do it. This article is a must-read if you want to significantly improve a recruitment process using Kanban method and make it much less painful for team members involved in it. Keeping track of all candidates, collecting and organizing documents, interviewing, employment testing, background and reference checks can be organized in a visual way to give you better insight in a whole process. In this article you will find out how Kanban Tool has helped a medium-sized company in their hiring process. You will also get to know how to map the value stream, design and create Kanban board and set WIP limits. Read more »

Kanban, Flow and Cadence

by Karl Scotland
Originally Kanban was introduced by Toyota in production system, but quickly Kanban has spread around the globe and has been widely adapted in other sectors, especially in agile software development. Nowadays, Kanban becomes one of the top choices for highly skilled web developers and IT experts who want to solve management, innovation and efficiency problems through collaboration. This article presents examples of Agile Task Boards, Queue limits and WIP limits used in software development process. Read more »

Building Your First Personal Kanban

by Jim Benson
Getting started with Personal Kanban? Jim Benson, perceived as the "father" of Personal Kanban, wrote a blog post about creating your first Kanban board for personal purposes. The basic Kanban board (or basic value stream) consists of three columns: Backlog, Doing and Done but if it is not enough for you, from this post you will learn how to establish the value stream that maps your process better on Kanban. Next step is to define and establish your backlog with all the work that needs to be done and your WIP limits. The Work in Progress limit is the amount of work that you can handle at one time. WIP limits are often underestimated but they make you much more focused and effective. But the most important thing is just to start working, monitoring and improving the whole process. Read more »