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Introduction to the Kanban board
Introduction to the Kanban board

What is a Kanban board?

Claudette Albers-Reid avatar
Written by Claudette Albers-Reid
Updated over a week ago

The Kanban board is a tool used to visually present a workflow, designed to help you bring clarity to your work process and improve efficiency by limiting work in progress.

The Kanban board is not for everyone's use. For some projects, the task board is sufficient for identifying tasks required, ticking them off as you go and registering hours against those tasks. Kanban boards are typically applied for agile project management such as software development, engineering and product development, support teams, QA teams and portfolios.

Kanban boards help you to:

  • visualize delays and workflow weaknesses.

  • focus on the work currently at hand.

  • reduce the need for basic status update meetings.

Both the Kanban and the Project boards can be worked on simultaneously depending on your project's needs. The project board is task list based and related to your contract lines when booking hours, while the Kanban is based on progress lanes.

Components of PSOhub's Kanban board

When in a board, you will now see a new menu structure:

PSOhub's Kanban board components consists of the following:

  • Kanban cards
    The visual representation of tasks. Each card contains information about the task and its status, such as a deadline, assignee, checklist, files, etc.

  • Kanban columns
    Each column on the board represents a different stage of your workflow (To do, Work in progress and Done.) In the PROJECT BOARD and when a card's (task) has change status from To do to In progress or Completed, you can click on the KANBAN BOARD tab and move the card to the relevant Kanban lane within the workflow. This will provide you with the latest status on open tasks and possible delays.

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