A kanban board is one of the tools which can be used to implement the kanban method for a project.
Kanban boards are perceived as a variation on traditional kanban cards. Instead of the signal cards that represent demand or capacity, the board utilizes magnets, plastic chips, colored washers or sticky notes to represent work items. Each of these objects represents item in a production process and it moves around the board. Its movement corresponds with a manufacturing process. The board is usually divided into three sections: "awaiting production", "work in progress" and "completed work in progress". Employees move cards to the section on the board that coincides with the receptacle it represents.
Kanban can be used to organize many areas of life. There are many possible kanban board designs. The simplest kanban board consist of three columns: "to-do", "in progress" and "done".
- Kanban board for software development team
- The most popular example of kanban board for agile or lean software development consists of: Backlog, Ready, Coding, Testing, Approval and Done columns. It is also a common practice to name columns in a different way, for example: Next, In Development, Done, Customer Acceptance, Live.
- visualize workflow
- limit work-in-progress
- pull work from column to column
- monitor, adapt, improve 
Online kanban board
Though the original implementation of kanban boards was in physical form, many teams, especially those working from different places, choose to use digital boards hosted online.
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