Types of boards
There is a number of board types available for you, depending on your particular needs and business type, as well as team size.
A basic Kanban board: utilizing the minimal Kanban principles - this board will consist of 3 columns: backlog, in progress and done. Very easy to follow.
A time driven Kanban board: this is a type of board, in which the columns represent the time brackets in which tasks are meant to be done (i.e. backlog, to do: soon / tomorrow / today, doing: waiting / in progress. This solution is perfect for businesses and people whose work is organized by the amount of time left before completing something.
An event driven Kanban board - this one follows the development of a task with accordance to particular events that happen to it, for instance an initial approval, first-phase testing, final approval, quality assurance, deployment. This way the team always know at what stage exactly the task is.
A basic team board: a great way of improving Kanban boards for teams is using buffer / waiting columns, that will ensure that there are as little as possible times, when team members await unproductively for the next task to be available to pull from a previous stage. By allowing buffer columns, people always have something to start working on.
Team boards for different kinds of businesses: thanks to easy customization of the boards, you can adjust the shape of your board to fit your workflow exactly. For instance, when your business is creating a product, you can place each step of the process on the board, from gathering resources, analyzing them, designing the product, testing, approving, quality checks to final packaging choosing and deciding on a sales model. It's highly benefitial to be able to trace each and every step of the way, with tracking room for improvement and getting information on how long exactly it took on each level.
There can be as many board types, as many business types there are. And Kanban suits all of them, as hardly any venture doesn't involve a process of some kind.