Kanban literally translates to “signboard” and is a Japanese term for “visual signalization.” The method implements a visual representation of a team’s tasks and goals, with the ultimate goal of improving workflow and delivery time.
The first Kanban system was developed by Taiichi Ohno(Industrial Engineer and Businessman) for Toyota automotive in Japan. It was created as a simple planning system, the aim of which was to control and manage work and inventory at every stage of production optimally.
With Kanban, Toyota achieved a flexible and efficient just-in-time production control system that increased productivity while reducing cost-intensive inventory of raw materials, semi-finished materials, and finished products.
The goal of Kanban is to identify potential bottlenecks in your process and fix them so work can flow through it cost-effectively at an optimal speed or throughput.
How does it work?
Kanban view can be used for all CRM and task elements that have statuses (stages) - leads, deals, invoices and quotes.
Here is a bit more info on the use of Kanban in Bitrix24.