Kanban is one of the foremost lean manufacturing practices used to manage and run assembly lines. As Agile became more widespread during the mid-2000s, many users realized that Kanban could be used as an effective lightweight project management methodology. From there, Kanban was adapted for use in different fields – primarily software development. Flowlu is the best way to introduce your team to Kanban for effective portfolio and project management.
The next step after implementing Kanban is to optimize and manage your workflow. Early identification of bottlenecks and potential issues will result in shortened “lead time” – in other words, you can lessen the time it takes to get from the specified start point to the specified end point.
By utilizing an overall visualization of your workflow, you can identify and resolve any potential problems which may arise in your process. Having a shared overview of your workflow also improves and simplifies collaboration across your various teams and developers.
Make sure you are fulfilling the most popular customer requests. As user stories come in, rank them according to importance, and track how close you are to getting them done. Tell your team what stories and issues to work on first, and which member should do it.
Always stay in-tune with your team with a live dashboard. Use detailed reports to track progress and gain insight into the state of your project from all angles, including: customer requests, team progress over time, top assignees and contributors, task and project distribution, burndown and cumulative flow, time and work reports, and more.
By making time tracking a simple and easy part of your team’s daily process, you give them more time towards the work that counts.
When a team is focused and positive, they’re more productive and produce better software. So keep your team satisfied! By giving them a powerful tool which simplifies functions such as processing bugs, reviewing tasks and reporting time, your team will have a much more organized process and will therefore have more time for development.
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