How to create Kanban boards: examples and online tools

SO YOU, OR YOUR TEAM, WANT TO USE A KANBAN BOARD FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT WE'LL TEACH YOU HOW TO CREATE ONE AND WE’LL SHOW YOU SOME ONLINE KANBAN BOARD EXAMPLES

BUT FIRST: WHAT ARE KANBAN BOARDS? “A Kanban board is a visual representation of project requirements, team workflows and productivity Teams can either make digital Kanban boards or physical ones” TO DO THAT, YOU NEED A BLANK SURFACE, LIKE A WHITEBOARD, AND STICKY-NOTES FIRST, DIVIDE YOUR BOARD INTO DESIGNATED“LANES” OR COLUMNS, WHICH SEPARATE WORK BY STATUS FOR EXAMPLE, “TO-DO”, “IN-PROGRESS” AND “DONE”

YOU CAN HAVE MULTIPLE LANES DEPENDING ON HOW INTRICATE YOUR WORK PROCESSES MAY BE NEXT, USE STICKY NOTES TO CREATE INDIVIDUAL TASKS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A PROJECT PUT AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE INFORMATION AS YOU WANT, SUCH AS: THE TASK OWNER, TASK NAME, AND TIME REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE TASK ONCE YOU POPULATE THE FIRST LANE, ASSIGNED TEAM MEMBERS CAN MOVE THE CARD TO THE NEXT LANE AS NEEDED “Thanks to their visual nature, Kanban boards are ideal for helping teams identify risk areas, bottlenecks and resource availability

” BUT WHAT IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE TEAMS WORKING ON SIMULTANEOUS PROJECTS? “The answer for most companies is to get project management software These systems automate a variety of functions that can help increase team efficiency and communication on a larger scale” JOSH IS A SENIOR SOFTWARE ADVISOR FOR SOFTWAREADVICECOM, WHICH MEANS HE’S AN EXPERT ON PROJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS LIKE THESE HIS TEAM CAN GIVE YOU FREE ADVICE AND PRICE QUOTES ON THE MOST POPULAR ONLINE KANBAN BOARDS SOLUTIONS

FOR EXAMPLE, JIRA SOFTWARE ITS DEMO VIDEO SHOWS AN INTUITIVE KANBAN BOARD INTERFACE AND CUSTOMIZABLE SIDEBAR WITH HELPFUL LINKS ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS TAIGA, AN OPEN SOURCE PLATFORM INTENDED FOR AGILE TEAMS WITH FEWER THAN 50 MEMBERS THERE’S ALSO LEANKIT – WHICH ALLOWS USERS TO MESSAGE EACH OTHER ABOUT A SPECIFIC TASK USING @ MENTIONS IN THE SOFTWARE TO SEE MORE KANBAN BOARD EXAMPLES, AND GET YOUR CUSTOM PRICE QUOTE, SIMPLY CLICK ON THE SOFTWARE ADVICE LOGO IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR SCREEN

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