Kanban (Japanese 看板, signboard or billboard) is a lean method to manage and improve work across human systems. This approach aims to manage work by balancing demands with available capacity, and by improving the handling of system-level bottlenecks.

Work items are visualized to give participants a view of progress and process, from start to finish—usually via a Kanban board. Work is pulled as capacity permits, rather than work being pushed into the process when requested.

In knowledge work and in software development, the aim is to provide a visual process management system which aids decision-making about what, when, and how much to produce. The underlying Kanban method originated in lean manufacturing,* which was inspired by the Toyota Production System.* Kanban is commonly used in software development in combination with other methods and frameworks such as Scrum.**

Source: Wikipedia

*James P. Womack (2007). The Machine That Changed the World.

**Taiichi Ohno (1988). Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production.

New! Kanban Management Professional

This course is the official training class of ​LeanKanban University​, founded by ​David Anderson – author of the Kanban method. All participants will receive an official internationally recognized certificate of attendance from LeanKanban University.  

Trainer Kirill Klimov

Tallinn, Aia Str 7

Sept 30-Oct 1 2020

New! Kanban System Design

2-day hands-on class gives an understanding of Kanban and it's mechanisms, about Lean philosophy, how to benefit from the combination of Kanban and Scrum. You will return from the class with the skill of designing Kanban systems.

Trainer Kirill Klimov

Tallinn, Aia Str 7

September 28-29 2020