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    What is Kanban?

    Kanban means signboard or billboard in Japanese. It is a scheduling system which is for lean manufacturing and just-in-time manufacturing (JIT). The father of Kanban is Taiichi Ohno, an industrial engineer at Toyota. He developed Kanban to improve manufacturing efficiency. It is also known as "Toyota nameplate system"

    A goal of the kanban system is to limit the buildup of excess inventory at any point in production. Kanban helps in limiting the number of items waiting at supply points and then removing inefficiencies.

    Kanban is used as one of the agile methodology for software development. Some key attributes are listed as given below:

    1. Real time communication of capacity
    2. Absolute transparency among teams
    3. Building Kanban scheduling board as visually available tools for team, helping in better collaboration with transparency
    4. Work in Progress (WIP) limits are set which define amount of work that can exist in each workflow.
    5. Kanban canbe visualized with Jira software for efficient project development tasks definition, WIP limits help reducing overloading resources.

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