Do many of you use Kanban in your personal life?
Edit: Typo in Topic. Read it as "How many..." or "Do ~many of~ you..."
A Kanban board is a work and workflow visualization tool that enables you to optimize the flow of your work. Source
I am using the NextCloud's Deck app to manage my Kanban board, just got started. Other Digital boards: Cryptpad (has kanban board) and Taiga. I know only these implementation and all of these work well.
Update: I am no longer using it.
I've been using Trello to keep track of school work for a while, though I haven't found it particularly useful for anything else.
My wife and I used it to keep track of all the tasks associated with moving into our new house. Phone calls to make, things to buy/replace, small projects, etc. A month later some of it is still there, but it was very useful.
I'm currently using another to keep track of tasks for the ARPG in Unity I'm creating. Since I don't work on it every day it helps keep me prioritized.
I just looked at Trello, Trello boards are similar to Kanban boards. You might be interested in Nextcloud App, Cryptpad's Implementation or Taiga's Implementation. These services are better than Trello imo, all of these are open source projects and free.
I manage a small cross-disciplinary team in a big company, so we're actually using three Kanban boards, which probably violates Kanban principles...
Huh interesting this is the first time I have seen someone mention ServiceNow on social media, where it was not directly related to ServiceNow.
Do you use the OOTB visual taskboard for your lanes?
I'm not a huge fan of our ServiceNow implementation, partly it's not fully utilized (only replaced a legacy Remedy system in the last 90 days), and partly because we're forcing ITIL principles in ways that don't actually facilitate service. The OOTB taskboard lanes are handy enough for some of my teams' work, but we're mainly oriented around projects.
I use a Kanban cli to-do list program called
taskell, my organization doesn't go beyond "today's tasks", "daily tasks", and "done" though.
Not at all, I think Kanban is as outdated as a methodology can be. I'd rather use any number of alternatives (software-based or methodological) over it.
Simple example: I'd resort to a simple-as-can-be To-do lists over Kanban any day of the week.
I think there's a lot of confusion about Kanban, not helped by the accretion of buzzwords around "continuous improvement" methods.
A to-do list is great if you have limited and predictable channels for incoming work.
Kanban is about making the task pipeline, progress and obstacles visible and tangible both to the people doing the work and outsiders, so that we can collaborate on removing obstacles and prioritize. From an administrative standpoint, it's much lighter-weight and cognitively less demanding than bloated tools like MS Project.
We regularly get single e-mail requests that when broken down into tasks, represent hundreds of hours of labor. The Kanban lets us point to visible metrics which justify saying, "this is a project, we currently have a 45-day project backlog, you're going to need external approval (or we need more staff) if it has to happen faster."