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What is Kanban software?

What is Kanban software?

You know that “do, doing, done,” board with all the sticky notes? Believe it or not, your coworker didn’t make that up. It’s the Kanban method. Commonly used by software development teams, Kanban is a way to help teams visualize the work that needs to get done with the available capacity of their team. A Kanban board; is a form of visual project management that allows you to plot out projects and workflows using columns and cards.

Often used with Scrum or Agile management, Kanban software is great for Agile teams that want to visualize project progress, prioritize tasks, and spot roadblocks. Create them online with Asana’s project management tool.

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Why use Asana’s Kanban software?

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Plot out workflows and foster team collaboration

Task management has never looked more streamlined—and beautiful. By seeing all project tasks in one place, project managers can create clear processes and make sure tasks move through each stage of the workflow.

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Know where work stands in real time

Label columns to reflect your workflow stages, then drag and drop Kanban cards from one stage to the next to help team members visualize where each task stands. Each card includes the due date, assignee, and subtasks so your board becomes the single source of truth for real-time project status.

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Easily spot bottlenecks and backlogs

Customize your work-in-progress columns to align with your specific workflows and show the right level of information, so you can easily see where tasks are piling up. Knowing where the bottlenecks are can help you optimize your workflow management and prevent future backlogs.

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Toggle between different views for increased flexibility

While some Kanban software limits you to just a board view, Asana lets you quickly switch from a Kanban board view to a list, Gantt chart timeline, or calendar view so team members can visualize work the way they want.

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Set rules to automate workflows

Asana’s premium plans allow you to streamline routine task management with customizable rules. Set triggers to automatically move Kanban cards to different columns or assign tasks to a specific team member.

Examples of ways to use digital Kanban boards

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Manage work requests

Manage and review any incoming request, from creative assets to bug fixes, and assign them out to members on your team.

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Organize workflows

For workflows with a clear, linear flow, create a column for each stage and move tasks as they jump from step to step.

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Plan product roadmaps

Plan your product roadmap and bucket each initiative into a column, so everyone on the team knows when they'll work on what.

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Track product and design sprints

Board view allows you to easliy track progress through each milestone of a design sprint.

InVision delivers successful marketing campaigns with Boards

To execute successful campaigns, the marketing team at InVision relies on Asana's Kanban boards. Not only do they keep everyone on track, but Board view also makes it easy for the team to develop and keep improving a planning and production process that’s tailored to their needs.

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