Agile Guide – Building A Kanban Board + Discussion

We here at Agile Scout love How-To’s and Guides on anything that can help out the greater community.

We recently came across a blog entry by Cuan Mulligan that depicts his notes from a Skills Matter session with John Stevenson.

Talk about a great outline!

Cuan takes us through not only the 8 steps to creating your Kanban board, but also some discussion points around estimation, standups, how to handle bugs and defects, as well as team leadership.

The biggest takeaways from the session included:

  • Kanban can fix problems, but not straight away
  • The board will show you what your problems are, you can introduce changes and see if it improves.
  • Do what helps, not hinders.

Again, we love this type of community knowledge sharing. It is these types of blog posts that help our readers take Agile ideas and turn them into pragmatic application. Thanks a lot Cuan!

You can read more about Building your Kanban board here.

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Author: peter

Peter Saddington is an Organizational Scientist and Certified Scrum Trainer. You can find him at

9 thoughts on “Agile Guide – Building A Kanban Board + Discussion”

  1. I want to thank Agilescout for expanding my idea of how many ways a Kanban board can be used. It lends itself very effective to identifying and solving root cause defects that hinder production over a period of time. More so than good help desk/ticketing software tools made for this very purpose!

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