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Kanban Practices

[kahn-bahn prak-tis]

Definition of Kanban Practices

There are 6 basic practices to applying the Kanban Principles and Kanban Values within the Kanban Method. The practices exist to give a model for teams to use, to observe, and learn from the work they currently do, and pursue collaborative change and make their Kanban system Fit for Purpose.

The Kanban Practices are as follows:
  • Visualize the work (for all knowledge discovery or value creation activities)
  • Limit WIP (Work In Process)
  • Manage Flow (of the work)
  • Make policies explicit (to support sound decision-making and interactions with the work)
  • Implement Feedback mechanisms (through the Kanban Cadences)
  • Evolve and Improve (applying empirical thinking)

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