Last week, I was participating in the certification of Kanban Management Professional in London. It was an exciting experience.

The Kanban Method is a means to design, manage, and improve flow systems for knowledge work. The method also allows organizations to start with their existing workflow and drive evolutionary change. They can do this by visualizing their flow of work, limit work in progress (WIP) and stop starting and start finishing. The Kanban Method gets its name from the use of kanban – visual signalling mechanisms to control work in progress for intangible work products.

Although the training focused on IT industry companies, I took several ideas about how to use the Kanban Method in other sectors, such as public institutions and universities. I will keep working on this method, and I will try to give more details in the following posts.