The future of product development in software was born at the factories of Toyota in Aichi. The Kanban method is the reason the Japanese car manufacturer overtook huge titan car companies from all over the world and now sells the most units per year out of all of them. Formerly only applied to manufacturing, the Kanban method they pioneered is now a large part of how Lean product development teams in the software industry are optimizing their process on a day-to-day basis. Kanbanize has built a tool to help product development and IT ops teams practice the Kanban method in their work in order to continuously improve and reach their goals. Find out the ways Kanban and Kanbanize make efficiency happen.
When we started building websites professionally in 1996, we were still operating on intuition. Meticulous project planning was foreign to us. The business developed, we grew and quickly reached a point where we began looking for professional processes for developing our projects. We tried several (Gantt-Charts with MS Project and project checklists we developed ourselves), but none had the result we hoped for. For a while, project managers could decide how they wanted to develop their projects.
The paper-less office was meant to banish all paper from the office. In agile teams, however, this does not apply and this is where InstaPrinta comes in. Admittedly, a tool like Atlassian’s JIRA is a great way to manage tasks. However, in day-to-day work, a digital Agile Board in JIRA does not have the same presence as a large magnet board right in the center a team office that is full of task notes. At a glance, every team member knows what needs to be done and who is working on what. Furthermore, the magnet board contains numerous additional sections like an improvement board, a skill matrix, an absence calendar and more. This makes the analog board the central “cockpit” for all information relevant to the teams.