Kanban is a system for visualizing work in progress.
- It’s origins are in systems for improving efficiency and quality in Japanese manufacturing
- In Software Development, it is often associated with Agile, Lean and eXtreme Programming (XP) approaches.
A classic Kanban board is a whiteboard or a wall, with columns, and post-it notes, as in the image below:
Image Credit: Dr ian mitchell, Kanban board example, CC BY-SA 2.5
The following set of videos related a User Story Mapping exercise to setting up a Kanban board using the Project feature of github:
- Part 1 (12:12) (Planning): https://youtu.be/IsuIZaqnIuU
- Kanban doesn’t really appear in this video, but watching this one is necessary for the context
- Part 2 (10:15) (Using a Github Project Kanban Board): https://youtu.be/8U0FezxxMGU
- This one centers around setting up a Kanban board on Github.
- Part 3 (16:28) (More User Stories and Issues): https://youtu.be/lIB0WJzgSs8
- More detail.
If you want to reference the slides from the videos, they are here:
- From User Story Mapping to Kanban in Github, a presentation by Phill Conrad and John Cutler
For further study
- Kanban Board glossary entry from Agile Alliance’s Agile101