Why Kanban is Great for Software Development

Kanban is an effective tool use greatly to enhance even project management. Kanban is a visual approach towards the management of projects. Its aims at improving work output through prioritizing tasks to aid high value coordination in the work flow. It also seeks out various flaws in the process of project management to enable the project team to move efficiently in carrying out their duties.

Kanban is more effective than other approaches

1. Effective and agile estimation of tasks
Firstly, Kanban is geared towards effective breakdown and analysis of tasks for the best possible maximization of outcomes. The Kanban system provides a smarter and more versatile approach towards the estimation of various principles and tasks for successful project management. There is no doubt that software development can be a bit hectic, and without a great system for software development, project management becomes a whole lot tougher. Thus there is the need for the Kanban system to help with the estimation of tasks towards production. Kanban is more effective than other systems. Complete value is utilized for estimation in Kanban. Kanban breaks down the objectives of the project into various tasks for completion. After breaking down the objectives, Kanban then uses velocity measurement to measure the speed taken to complete each task. Compared to other systems, it is less rigid and more flexible in its approach towards project management.

Furthermore, Kanban puts a restriction on the amount of tasks to be undergone in project management and the reason for it is for the maximal output. Too much tasks can become a bit hectic and frustrating. Thus, once the task with the highest priority has been completed, then the next most important task on the backlog will then be undertaken. This highly improves the output and thus aids successful project management.

2. Flexibility in Project Management
An astounding feature of Kanban is that you can practically release at any date or time. Once features have reached completion in Kanban, then immediately, they are available for release. It is because of this that the team for software development can begin with the next tasks in order of highest priority.
Due to its flexibility and versatility, Kanban provides the software development team with the enabling power to change priority in regards of tasks while also limiting the amount of features which can be done in the project management. This is done so as to effectively manage resources so they can be replaced when and at what time it is necessary.
Kanban is really wonderful for software development in project management as the tasks that have been undertaken by the project management team can be easily adjusted.

3. Statistical Reports on Progression
Now, Kanban is known for effectively dishing out statistical reports analyzing the progress of the project. Without progress analysis, the project management team will be working in the dark and will be hard pressed in knowing the overall progress status and thus reduce efficacy in development. Kanban offers visual representation of status report through the use of various charts and diagrams. This ultimately improves work flow by enabling the team to understand their shortcomings and make strategies on how to efficiently improve work flow for maximum output.

4. Improves Team Coordination
Thankfully, Kanban is great for software development because it fosters great team coordination. Due to the restriction placed on the number of tasks that can be worked upon on any given time, the software development team can come together and focus clearly on a single objective of high priority. This in turn would improve their coordination as well as their collaboration because the task is more clearly defined and they can join together easily to perform a task before moving on to the next.

What’s next?
To learn the Kanban 101 at team-level, enroll in the IBQMI® Approved Kanban Professional.
If you want to apply Kanban to any environment at an advanced coach level, you should enroll in the Certified Kanban Coach®.

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