Most projects and business activity have a ‘flow’ or a ‘process’ (comprising steps or phases) that is used to produce the end-product or service.
At any time, a project or business function can have numerous deliverables in-progress, at different stages of the value stream. Kanban can be used for keeping track of all work-in-progress in a visual and easy-to-understand manner that provides a common or single view of the ‘current state of affairs’ to anyone interested to know (the ‘stakeholders’).
Some other examples of flow (or value stream) in projects/ business functions include:
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There are numerous other examples of business functions and activities that can benefit from Kanban -
All of these can be managed using a Kanban Board for easier and more effective tracking of progress
Additional questions you may have –