10 kanban boards and their context

I have rounded up 10  (ahum..)  12 different kanban boards as used in operations, development, sales and marketing. Maybe it can help to spark some ideas.

I didn’t make the boards perfect, you need to think about what WIP limits and policies that fits you. After all, a system is best if it has been designed by the people who works in that context.

You can download it here

20 responses on “10 kanban boards and their context

  1. Good work & nice to see the different points of view – I really like it! Thanks a lot for so many valuable input to the agile community.

  2. Really valuable – thanks a lot. I use kanbantool.com And today I tested it. And it seems to sketch nearly all of your boards:)

  3. Mattias,

    I am glad that I found this presentation; it is very helpful. I do have a couple of questions about the board on Slide 6 (the multi-tier kanban with swimlanes).

    1. Why is the “Done” column subject to a WIP limit? Did you mean to include only the columns “New requests” through “Acc test” in “requests in progress” (combined WIP limit 9)?

    2. What is the advantage of setting the combined WIP limit of 9 on “requests in progress” instead of setting the limits of 4 on “new request” and 5 on “features in progress”?

    Thank you!

  4. If this team is part of a larger value stream (with steps after done) it can make sense to limit tota amount in progress since “done” really is a queue for the next phase. If not (say Done here means “running in production”), including Done as part of Wip makes little sense (ie use a WIP of 5 on “new requests” only)

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