Many teams make their work visible on a physical or electronic board, such the movement (flow) of work items toward done is apparent. On Kanban Boards, each work item is represented by a token, such as a Post-it-Note (on a physical board), or a rectangular digital object (in electronic tools), providing metadata about the work item, such as what it is, how big it is, and who’s working on it. Teams agree to Work In Progress (WIP) limits, where for particular workflow states (such as “In Progress”), the number of work items cannot exceed a particular number. Teams using Kanban Boards also agree to make policies explicit, where they define exit criteria that must be satisfied to move from one workflow state to another on the board.
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Authored by Philip Rogers
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