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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:

Kanban Board

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:

If you want to reference the slides from the videos, they are here:

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