What is a Kanban Board?

Workflow modelling and automation is the future of process management in the corporate world. But, the first step to automation strategy is visualization and planning. This is where a Kanban Board comes in.

An enormously efficient tool for workforce planning and execution, kanban boards also serve as powerful communication tools. They can increase team productivity, eliminate time-wastage and enhance the overall efficiency in an organization.

A kanban board is a project management system that allows you to visualise office processes. For humans, 90% of the information that the brain receives is visual. Hence, kanban boards capitalize on this concept and offer visual cards, columns and other technological cues in the form of communication tools.

Key features of a Kanban Board

Improves workflow and increases productivity

Kanban improves the execution of workflow by allowing clear communication of tasks within the team. Thanks to visual representation, the time to move from one step to another is reduced. Additionally, Kanban boards eliminate employees’ need to multitask by helping them follow a linear path while working. This reduces the time lost due to constant task-switching.

Limits Works in Progress

Setting a work-in-progress limit ensures that you don’t overcommit your team to work more than it can handle. Kanban boards can be used to set limits to columns so that only a certain number of records can be in one column at a given time. If you set WIP limits in your kanban board, you can make sure that the tasks are progressing systematically in each workflow segment.

Visual Cards

One of the most noticeable features of kanban boards is visual cards. The management teams work all of the project information into digital snippets called cards. Usually, one card has one step or item. When presented, these cards help the team members and executives understand the complete execution plan of a project.

The Corteza low-code platform has a record organizer block that has columns built in it. These columns define a ‘drag and drop’ interface that lets you present stored records as visual cards. This is one of the easiest ways to create and organize records in the Kanban way.

Crust’s record organizer allows you to manage data in the Kanban way efficiently

The open-source low-code software solution by Crust has various blocks that can together build an efficient Kanban Board. The record block lets you store, access and modify data related to any field. The record organiser block lets you list out a set of columns that a record is in. These columns define a ‘drag and drop interface that helps you visualise and present your records in a unified space. See it for yourself in an online demo!

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