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In project management, the Kanban board visualizes workflows. It limits work in progress and maximizes flow. Using Kanban boards makes work visible for teams and helps them stay on track. The Kanban board displays columns and cards with visual signals.
Originally developed to support the production process, the Kanban board often has three columns: "Open," "In progress," and "Completed." Work elements are usually represented as rectangles (physically, e.g., with sticky notes) and are located in the corresponding areas depending on their status. If the status of the work element has changed, it is moved to the appropriate area.
Kanban and Scrum are both agile frameworks, but there are some differences:
The following figure visualizes a Kanban board in project management software:
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The term Kanban comes from Japanese and consists of the words "Kan" for visualization and "Ban" for card, document or board. The best-known Kanban element is probably the Kanban board.