Kanban style boards are popular, but many boards don’t really implement anything more than the visual aspect of being able to drag a card from status to status. That’s not what Kanban is about though, and to really make a pull process like Kanban work within your team you need:
- a way to set the number of cards that can be in a specific state, so WIP can be limited (by person, by team etc).
- visual indicator of the WIP limit
- a way to have “explicit agreements” being clear, about what must happen to a card to move it from state x to state y. That is, a definition of “done” for each Kanban state. It could be literal fields that must be completed in the card, or, a kind of text legend, say at the top of the board “lane” or, visible when clicking an icon…
- an indicator of some kind, if you violate the “explicit agreements”.
Is this sort of thing being considered?