Top 31 Kanban FAQ's That Can Boost Your Career

1. What are Kanban Key metrics?

A. Kanban Key Metrics are Cycle time, Lead TIme Distribution and Flow Efficiency.

2. What is difference between Kanban and Scrum?

A. Kanban and Scrum are both ways to achieve business Agility. Kanban is a method or set of practices while Scrum is a Framework, both which follows Agile Methodology. The approach is different. More differences are discussed in the video here Kanban Vs Scrum Webinar and info in the article here Kanban VS Scrum

3. Is Kanban Lean or Agile?

A. Kanban follows the lean management approach towards creating business agility.

4. What is Kanban with example?

A. Kanban is a signalling method that creates a pull based system. It helps you manage the flow of work by limiting WIP. It helps you to visualize the work, identify delays and bottlenecks and improve continuously. A real-life example of Kanban can be seen in Starbucks Coffee Shop. The Cashier pulls in the new customer as soon as they are free. The coffee maker caters to the placed orders as soon as the coffee machine is free. 

5. How does Kanban system work?

A. Kanban works on a pull method. It helps you limit WIP. As soon as the work in any workflow stage goes below the WIP limit, it signals the preceeding stage and pulls in more work in their queue. Kanban system helps visualize the several workflow stages. The visualization helps the team to identify bottlenecks, optimize the flow and continuously improve.

6. Why Kanban is used?

A. Kanban is an alternative approach to agility. It focuses on service orientation and creating the service "fit for purpose" by applying principles and practices of Kanban.

7. What is difference between Kanban and agile?

A. Kanban is a method to achieve agility.

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8. What is Kanban board in Jira?

A. Kanban board in JIRA is the visual representation of the flow of work or workflow stage.

9. Is Kanban a framework or methodology?

A. Kanban is a method that consists of 3 Service Delivery Principles, 3 Change Management Principles, 3 Scaling Principles and 6 General Practices.

10. What are the 3 elements of kanban framework?

A. The 3 elements of Kanban are Service Delivery Principles, Change Management Principles and General Practices.

11. Is Kanban a waterfall?

A. No, Kanban is not a waterfall system.

12. Can I use Jira for kanban?

A. Yes, you can use JIRA for Kanabn.

13. How do I know if a Jira project is Kanban or scrum?

A. The JIRA project that uses Kanban has the name of the Board as Kanban Board. Also, the board will have the WIP limits inthe columns.

14. What is common between scrum and Kanban?

A. Both Scrum and Kanban helps you achieve agility.

15. Can kanban have sprints?

A. No Kanban is a continous delivery process and does not have sprints.

16. How do you decide between Kanban and scrum?

A. Kanban and Scrum are both ways to achieve business Agility. Kanban is a method or set of practices while Scrum is a Framework, both which follows Agile Methodology. The approach is different. More differences are discussed in the video here Kanban Vs Scrum Webinar and info in the article here Kanban VS Scrum

17. What is Cadence in kanban?

A. Cadence are the meetings / Feedback loops in Kanban. For ex. Daily Kanban Meeting, Replenishment Meeting, Team Retrospective meeting etc.

18. What are the meetings in kanban?

A. Cadence are the meetings / Feedback loops in Kanban. For ex. Daily Kanban Meeting, Replenishment Meeting, Team Retrospective meeting etc.

19. Is there a retrospective in kanban?

A. Yes, You can set your own frequency for team retrospective meeting in Kanban.

20. What Are The Cons Of Kanban?

A. There are no cons of Kanban.

21. What Is The First Rule Of Kanban?

A. The first general practice of Kanban is "Visualize". Visualize the work and flow of work.

22. What Are The Six Rules Of Kanban?

A. The six general practices of Kanban are Visualize, Limit WIP, Manage Flow, Make Policies Explicit, Implement Feedback Loops and Improve Collaboratively and Evolve Experimentally.

23. Is Kanban A Push Or Pull System?

A. Kanban is a Pull System.

24. How Can I Improve My Kanban Process?

A. Kanban has several improvement techniques. Few of the ways are shape the demand, understand demand patterns, unerstand variability in the system, manage dependencies and identify bottlenecks.

25. How Many Kanban Principles Are There?

A. There are 3 sets of Kanban principles - Service oriented principles, change management principles and scaling principles.

26. Who Should Use Kanban?

A. Anyone can use Kanaban.

27. How Is Kanban Better Than Scrum?

A. It cannot be said that what is better - Kanban or Scrum. Both are approaches to bring agility.

28. How Does Kanban Prevent Work Over Capacity?

A. Kanban helps you limit WIP. Limiting WIP creates a pull system and helps avoid over-burdening.

30. Is Kanban A Framework Or Methodology?

A. Kanban is a method.

31. What Is Lean Kanban?

A. Kanban and Lean Kanban are used interchangeably. Kanban has been derived from lean management approach.

 


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