In this blog I want to explain about the “kind of” agile development methodology called KANBAN in a three steps. Let’s get started.
What is Kanban?
The word Kanban came from Japanese for “visual signal” or “card.” It became a scheduling system for lean and just-in-time (JIT) production. Kanban was developed by Taiichi Ohno in 1940’s, an industrial engineer at Toyota, as a system to improve and maintain a high level of production. Toyota line-workers used a Kanban to signal steps in their manufacturing process. The system’s highly visual nature allowed teams to communicate more easily on what work needed to be done and when.
In 2003, David J. Anderson formulated the Kanban Method as an approach to incremental, evolutionary process and systems change for organizations.
Kanban is another framework used to implement agile. Kanban does the same for software teams. By matching the amount of work in progress to the team’s capacity, Kanban gives teams more flexible planning options, faster output, clear focus, and transparency throughout the development cycle. [Read more…]