Kanban Practices –according to lean kanban inc.
1. Visualize – recommended tool (Targetprocess 3, Leankit)
2. Limit WIP
3. Manage flow
4. Make process policies explicit
5. Implement feedback loops
6. Improve collaboratively, evolve experimentally (using
models and the scientific method).
Ohno's "Ten Precepts" to think and act to win.
- You are a cost. First reduce waste.
- First say, "I can do it." And try before everything.
- The workplace is a teacher. You can find answers only in the workplace.
- Do anything immediately. Starting something right now is the only way to win.
- Once you start something, persevere with it. Do not give up until you finish it.
- Explain difficult things in an easy-to-understand manner. Repeat things that are easy to understand.
- Waste is hidden. Do not hide it. Make problems visible.
- Valueless motions are equal to shortening one's life.
- Re-improve what was improved for further improvement.
- Wisdom is given equally to everybody. The point is whether one can exercise it.
Kanban was invented by Taiichi Ohno for Toyota Production Systems (TPS) inventory control. The tool enabled visualization of work, improved efficiency and radiation of flow constraints, such as queue.