Kanban stands for 'visual' and 'map'. Kanban is a way of making steps and tasks in a process visual.


In the phases Securing Results and Discharge and in day-to-day steering.


Efficiently produce and process tasks.


  1. Visualise the work using pictures or post-its.
  2. Consult who picks up what with what priority.
  3. Move tasks from, for example, To Do to Work in Progress and Done when the status of a task changes.
  4. Organise regular meetings to discuss tasks and priorities with relevant teams and stakeholders.


Figure: Example Kanban


  • Make the work as visual as possible and include important info such as bottlenecks, waiting times et cetera.
  • Reduce Work in Progress (WIP) which makes a task go through Kanban faster. Furthermore, this allows you to avoid problems by reducing the chance of changes and switching tasks.
  • Focus on the WIP and try to establish tasks and rules through which the flow can be optimised.
  • Keep monitoring, changing and improving.

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