Kanban4U is a kanban board which enables teams to create flow

Kanban4U is a Kanban board which provides teams with a Single overview to manage multiple types of work through different stages taking available capacity (WIP limits) into account. The result? You can increase team and organizational flow and productivity.

How can your organization benefit from using Kanban4U?

Is your organization looking at working according to Kanban principles or is your organization already using Kanban? Let your organization benefit from our Kanban4U application. While physical Kanban boards and other Kanban tools help you in managing tasks through different stages, it requires (manual or automatic) interfaces to ensure you gain complete visibility in all the work associated to a team. Kanban4U boards can combine work from different ServiceNow modules in one view and offers the flexibility to allow your teams to structure the work in a way suitable for their team purpose.

The smart use of the ServiceNow platform

Kanban4U makes smart use of already implemented ServiceNow modules (i.e. ITSM and Agile Development/SDLC) to generate the work assigned to a team, without any form of double administration. It provides the flexibility to teams to create their own process (lanes) to ensure work can flow optimally to increase productivity. At the same time it does take into account the task states defined centrally by your organization to allow centralized steering and reporting.

The benefits of the enhanced functionalities

The goal of Kanban4U is to optimize the amount of work in progress (WIP) to align to available capacity (so called WIP limits). When WIP limits are exceeded, everything slows down, and the smooth flow of work turns into a logjam. Work that is “Stuck” is easy to spot on our Kanban4U board, because work piles up in the affected lane(s) to provide you instant clarity into the work / team that needs attention.

Continuous improvement

Kanban’s core principles are the same in industries like software development and human resource management as they are in manufacturing: visualize your work, limit your work in process, focus on flow, and practice continuous improvement.

Once Kanban4U is in place, it becomes the cornerstone for a culture of continuous improvement. Teams can measure their effectiveness by tracking flow, quality, throughput, lead times, and more. Experiments and analysis can change the system to improve the team’s effectiveness.

A user friendly Kanban board

The tasks are managed under user’s specific Kanban boards which associates to his/her assignment group, which means such board will be visible to all users within the same assignment group. Tasks can be easily created within the already implemented ServiceNow modules and simply drag and drop tasks in the board to change state.

Kanban4U has a simple overview board. Visualizing your work and workflow carries many benefits, starting with how our brains process information. The human brain can intuit visual information 60,000 times faster than text. Since Kanban boards create a “picture” of your work, the visual display makes it quicker and easier to understand status and progress.

These visual details are displayed in a single place, minimizing the time spent tracking down progress reports or sitting in status update meetings. The Kanban board and cards represent a shared visual language that team members and stakeholders can use to quickly communicate high-value information in a way that is frictionless and transparent.

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