Modular visualisation for agile Operators
Work concepts for agile project and product management are on the rise. Originally developed for software engineering, the method is also starting to be used in other industries. We took up this trend and developed the TaskBoard for the application of agile project management. In terms of specialisation and flexibility, this method-oriented planning board solution is unique thus far.
Scrum and Kanban as efficient Tools of agile Project Management
More and more industries are discovering scrum and Kanban as tools for agile project management. The similarity between both applications is a large board for the visualisation of tasks that is placed at the centre.
Scrum is part of the catalogue of methods of LEAN management. It is rather easy to apply and shows itself as an efficient approach, particularly for complex project and developmental work with multifunctional teams. Scrum is especially strong when no or only vague ideas exist of a future project – so for example in early developmental phases. Kanban is also a method well suited to project management. Originally, the Kanban method comes from production control. The method is made up of three rules:
- Visualisation of the workflow
- “Stop starting – start finishing!” – Reduction of frequent changes between tasks and limiting of the number of tasks being processed at a time
- Monitoring and improvement
The method can be employed for self organisation, in order to process one’s tasks in a structured way. However, one problem for the practical application of agile project management that has appeared so far is that there barely existed suitable means for organisation and visualisation. As experienced problem solvers, we realised this and developed a planning board solution tailored to the application of agile project management across industries: the TaskBoard.
The TaskBoard has a modular structure – you can adapt it to your requirements.
TaskBoard – unitised and user-friendly
The TaskBoard is a modular systems solution that can be precisely adapted to the individual needs of different project teams and visualises flexible processes. The design of the frameless, ferromagnetic planning board – a type of whiteboard –, offered in two sizes, is matched to the application in all areas of a company. The TaskBoard is mobile and attached to a rail so that it becomes an optically “floating” and functionally agile board which can be used wherever that kind of rail is available. Thanks to its mobility, it can also move along analogously to process progress or to the locally changing tasks and team meetings.
Additionally, optimised for the visual depiction and tracking of tasks, there are several different, colourful, magnetic and rewritable TaskCards. We also offer you the option of individualising your TaskBoard with the help of the sublimation printing procedure – special optical design requirements can thereby be easily implemented.
Scrum and Kanban compared
Scrum and Kanban are tools with which to make the completion of work more efficient. They help process tasks expediently and in a sensible order. Additionally, tasks are visualised on a large board. However, there are also great methodological differences. The application of the scrum method is sensible for projects aimed towards product development where the results are still open in the beginning and are only developed over the course of the project. Compared to Kanban, it is a more comprehensive method and philosophy. Of course the Kanban method can be applied to this kind of project as well. It is also well suited to individuals and is therefore more flexible and multifaceted than scrum which should contain its four defined roles (product owner, scrum master, development team and stakeholder).
When the scrum method is applied, the project is divided into periods of equal length, so-called sprints. In every sprint, a new iteration of the overall aim is completed. Thereby, the number of tasks within a sprint is limited – for Kanban, by comparison, the number of active tasks per phase. For Kanban, the aim is the creation of an ideally constant workflow with few interruptions, as well as the reduction of the tasks being processed. The average time needed between begin and completion of a task should be measured in order to find ways to reduce this time.
Our local advisors help you realise which method is best suited to your project management. We are also happy to support you with the implementation of scrum or Kanban as methods of agile project management.
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