Visualise the flow of work
This is the fundamental first step in implementing the Kanban Method. You will need to visualise (either on a physical board or using an electronic system) the journey that each of your tasks goes through before a finished product can be delivered. Your Kanban can be a very simple table with three columns that simply show whether tasks are yet to begin, are in process or are ready for completion; or it can be an elaborate process which outlines every step and layer of the process.
Once you’ve visualised the flow that projects will go through en route to completion, it’s time to visualise the work itself. This can be a series of simple white cards containing the name of the project or they can be colour coded to signify different departments, services or types of project. Initially, it’s a good idea to keep things simple and allow the complexity of your board to build as your team become familiar with the process.