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Kanban Vs Taskboard view

varun ibm (611722) | asked Aug 19 '13, 9:36 a.m.
Hi all,

Could someone help me with the differences between Kanban view and taskboard view in rtc scrum template.

As I understand the major difference is Kanban helps to display the states of workitems in a plan instead state groups.

Any other differences ??

Thanks !

Rao Shines commented Oct 07 '13, 5:59 a.m. | edited Oct 07 '13, 6:00 a.m.

Hi Varun,

We are using RTC 4.0.2 and investigating about  the Kanban dashboards usage, can you share some of the best practices or Adoption items we can leverage while designing the dashboard for our Scrum process.

Any information or process documents would be of great help to us.

Thanks in Advance,

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Paul Ellis (1.3k613) | answered Aug 19 '13, 12:12 p.m.
edited Sep 30 '13, 2:08 p.m.


I was just reading this article and remembered our forum discussion.

Does this help you in addition to the rest of the post below?

There is an interesting podcast on this topic

I think that the major difference for Kanban is that you pull WIs into the next stage based on limits (i.e., capacity), very much in the lean (just-in-time) methodology. This is quite nicely summarised in Wikipedia's entry

A more basic listing of the differences though would be in the infocenter:

 However, I assume you'd found that already?

Are you intending to use the Lean software development?  I do not think we intended Kanban for anything but use within a defined methodology.

If this was not the angle that you were after then please let us know and I'll try and give you a more specific answer.

Kind regards,


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varun ibm commented Aug 20 '13, 5:03 a.m.

Hello Paul,

Thanks for the response. I was looking for some more general differences. can you explain a bit in detail what you meant by just-in-time methodology ?

Thanks again

Paul Ellis commented Aug 22 '13, 9:40 a.m.

Hi - I tried editing my initial answer to make it more complete.

I see now why you asked this question, as there isn't really much in terms of comparisons, as I imagine due to the different needs for using each.

If you still need more info though let me know and I'll try again.

Apologies for the delay with my update - I am a little swamped at the moment.



varun ibm commented Oct 02 '13, 12:19 a.m.

Thank you so much Paul, the link was helpful. What we actually wanted is to have a kanban dashboard in scrum with each workitem state as a column and we were able to implement that. 

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