Kanban in Practice
Have you ever stopped to get your morning coffee when you’re in a major rush? Of course the coffee shop is busy. You have to wait in line to be served, and then wait again to get your order. Who wants that? If you put a project management system in place, you can reduce that waiting time. Kanban is a project management system that can help reduce response times between suppliers and customers.
Translated from Japanese, “kanban” means “sign card.” Core to the system are the sign cards or kanbans that represent both the demand for a product and the work requirement of producing it. The Kanban system has been adopted by many companies in a variety of industries as a means of improving efficiency.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
• Describe the core values of the Kanban methodology
• Explain the pros and cons of the Kanban methodology
• Outline a workflow based on Kanban principles
• Build a Kanban board
Why take this course?
With a toolkit of project management methodologies at their disposal, project managers can choose which one is most suitable for their project. The Kanban methodology can help you to visualize work, limit work in progress, optimize flow, and identify areas for improvement. Use it well, and you can streamline your team’s work, avoid bottlenecks in production, and prevent the buildup of excess inventory.
10 mins | SCORM | Takeaway Tasks