written by
David Ferguson

Episode 120: What Is A Kanban Board (And How Does A Tech Smart Boss Use Them)

Podcast 1 min read

You may not know it, but odds are that you are using the Kanban project management methodology every day. In all areas of your business; sales, marketing, operations, development, and even in your own personal task management.

It's a pretty simple concept, but when you combine the ability to have attributes like stages, priorities, assignees, time estimations, and more with the ease of seeing a task through all the stages of your defined process, Kanban boards are powerful.

In this episode, I go over what a Kanban board is, how to get the most from it, and go over a few technology solutions that can allow you to bring this project management capability to your entire team.

Topics Discussed (Time Stamped)

03:22 The benefits of Kanban and how to leverage it as a project management methodology
05:13 Why Kanban is beneficial
09:08 What Kanban is and how it came about
10:31 The basic 3-step workflow
12:13 Expanding the 3 columns
12:51 On not needing software when doing Kanban
13:20 On other aspects being a visual signal
19:27 On having a complete picture of a project
20:03 Content creation
20:31 Flexibility
21:12 Visual signal

Resources Mentioned


Thanks for listening and checking out the show notes,  any feedback, comments, or questions, send me an email at david@techsmartboss.com

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