Integrate kanban Tool with simplesat

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About kanban Tool

Kanban is a visual tool that provides a clear picture of the current work state and facilitates cooperation and communication among team members.

About simplesat

Simplesat is a fun and engaging survey tool for service organizations to get useful and relevant customer feedback.

Want to explore kanban Tool + simplesat quick connects for faster integration? Here’s our list of the best kanban Tool + simplesat quick connects.

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  • Triggers
  • New activity on a board

    Triggers when a new activity on a board is made.

  • New board

    Triggers when a new board is created.

  • New card type

    Triggers when a new card type is defined for a board.

  • New checklist item

    Triggers when a new checklist item is added to a task.

  • New comment

    Triggers when a new comment is added to a task.

  • New swimlane

    Triggers when a new swimlane is created for a board.

  • New task

    Triggers when a new task is added.

  • New workflow stage

    Triggers when a new workflow stage is created for a board.

  • Task archived

    Triggers when a task is archived.

  • Task moved

    Triggers when a task is moved to another workflow stage or swimlane.

  • Task updated

    Triggers when a task is updated.

  • New Feedback

    Triggers when new feedback is received.

  • New or Updated Feedback

    Triggers when new feedback is received or update existing feedback.

  • Actions
  • Archive task

    Archives a specific task.

  • Complete checklist item

    Completes an existing checklist item on a task.

  • Create checklist item

    Creates a new checklist item on a task.

  • Create comment

    Writes a new comment on a specific task.

  • Create task

    Creates a new task on a specific board.

  • Delete checklist item

    Deletes a checklist item from a task.

  • Delete task

    Deletes a specific task.

  • Move task

    Moves a specific task between workflow stages and swimlanes.

  • Update task

    Updates a task's name, description, due date or other details.

How kanban Tool & simplesat Integrations Work

  1. Step 1: Choose kanban Tool as a trigger app and authenticate it on Appy Pie Connect.

    (30 seconds)

  2. Step 2: Select "Trigger" from the Triggers List.

    (10 seconds)

  3. Step 3: Pick simplesat as an action app and authenticate.

    (30 seconds)

  4. Step 4: Select a resulting action from the Action List.

    (10 seconds)

  5. Step 5: Select the data you want to send from kanban Tool to simplesat.

    (2 minutes)

  6. Your Connect is ready! It's time to start enjoying the benefits of workflow automation.

Integration of kanban Tool and simplesat

Kanban is a Japanese word meaning visual signal. It was applied to the manufacture of parts in a manufacturing system, and it has been widely used in many fields such as production, shipping, software development, and others. From the point of view of improvement, kanban is a technique that makes improvements by using pull system. At the same time, it is a technique to improve productivity and quality without increasing staff.

Simplesat is a product that can be used as a kanban board. It also syncs with Jira and Confluence so you can use it for various purposes. Since it is possible to add visual indicators to the work item, this top is effective for software development projects that use scrum or kanban.

In this section, I will describe how to integrate kanban Top and simplesat.

  • Kanban Top

Kanban is a method for developing and producing things that were developed in the manufacturing industry. Kanban can be used for various purposes such as production, shipping, software development, etc. However, it is not as popular as lean method in Japan. The reason why Kanban is not popular is that people think that it is difficult to understand. But the reality is different. Many teams are combining Kanban with scrum or using it alone. Kanban is simply a way of organizing and managing the workflow. In order to get the full benefit, we need to know the basic concepts of Kanban such as levels, lanes, and workflow. Then we can apply them in our own environment and achieve good results.

At first glance, Kanban may be similar to scrum and kanban may look like a second generation of scrum. However, kanban is not just a combination of scrum principles, because it has its own characteristics. Unlike scrum, there is no "daily stand-up" meeting in kanban. Also, there is no sprint schedule. Therefore, kanban may have some advantages compared with scrum such as less stress due to shorter sprints and more flexibility on team composition.

In order to implement kanban in our project management process, we need at least three things (i.e., WIP Limits (Work in Progress limits), Workflow Limits and Visualize Workflow. Let's introduce these three things one by one.

  • WIP Limits. WIP Limit means the maximum number of tasks in progress at any one time. It is a very simple concept but it has lots of benefits such as preventing overproduction/waiting and shortening lead time as well as level load. If a team does not have WIP Limits, then many problems can occur such as waiting for tasks to finish or overproduction of tasks and overloaded team members. Suppose you are working on a project with four phases. You have to create four tasks per phase and deliver them at the end of each phase. For example, in the first phase you have to do task A, B, C and D; in the second phase you have to do E, F, G and H; in the third phase you have to do I, J, K and L; in the fourth phase you have to do M, N, O and P. In this case, you will deliver all tasks at the end of the project (end of phase 4. In other words, if you do only one task at a time and wait until this task is completed before starting another one then you will have four tasks completed at the end of the project. This means that your lead time equals one month (four weeks. On the other hand, if you start two tasks at once (at the end of phase 1), then you will deliver two tasks at the end of phase 2 (and two more tasks at the end of phase 3), which means that your lead time equal just four weeks (half of what it would be. Furthermore, you will only work on one task at a time so your team members will not become overloaded because they will never have more than one task in progress at any one time.
  • Workflow Limits. When you work on multiple items then the number of tasks remains equal to or higher than WIP Limits when some WIP limit is reached (in other words when there are no more tasks available. There are many ways to visualize these workflow limits but I would like to introduce two simple examples:

Limit Workflow Diagram (maximum 5. . In this diagram, each box represents each task and arrows represent workflow process (the next step should be done when previous step is done. Each box has a number inside that shows how many tasks ahead or behind it is compared to WIP limits (i.e., when you look at box 4 , it shows that box 4 has four tasks ahead of its position compared to WIP limits while boxes 1 , 2 , 3 , and 5 have only one task ahead of their positions. The maximum number inside each box determines how far you can move around WIP limits before stopping work on other items until necessary number of tasks becomes available (for example if maximum number inside box 4 is 5 , then you can move up to box 5 , but if maximum number inside box 4 is 10 , then you cannot move up from box 4 .

. In this diagram, each box represents each task and arrows represent workflow process (the next step should be done when previous step is done. Each box has a number inside that shows how many tasks ahead or behind it is compared to WIP limits (i.e., when you look at box , it shows that box has four tasks ahead of its position compared to WIP limits while boxes , , , and have only one task ahead of their positions. The maximum number inside each box determines how far you can move around WIP limits before stopping work on other items until necessary number of tasks becomes available (for example if maximum number inside box is , then you can move up to box , but if maximum number inside box is , then you cannot move up from box . Cycle Time Workflow Diagram (maximum 10. . In this diagram, each box represents each task and arrows represent workflow process (the next step should be done when previous step is done. . Each box has an upper cycle limit which means how much time you need to complete this item . Each box also has lower cycle limit which means how much time you need to complete it . The difference between upper cycle limit and lower cycle limit determines how far you can move around WIP limits before stopping work on other items until necessary number of tasks becomes available (for example if maximum number inside cycle 7 is 10 , then you can move up to cycle 8 , but if maximum number inside cycle 7 is 5 , then you cannot move up from cycle 7 . Numbers inside boxes indicate the total amount of items completed on this step. They are important numbers when dealing with slack inventory management . If a certain number of items are completed on each step then you can say that your workflow process works well . On the other hand if there are more items than required on certain steps then it means that there are missing steps in your workflow process . If this happens then you should add missing steps in your workflow process . As an example let's consider fplowing workflow diagram . Step 1. Task 1 Step 2. Task 1 Step 3. Task 2 Step 4. Task 1 Step 5. Task 2 Step 6. Task 1 Step 7. Task 2 Step 8. Task 1 Step 9. Task 2 Step 10. Task 1 In this diagram if all tasks are completed on each step then there will be no excess inventory which means that your workflow process works well . On the other hand if there are more than enough items on specific steps then it means that there are missing steps in your workflow process . For instance . Step 2. Task 2 Step 3. Task 1 Step 8. Task 3 Step 9. Task 2 Step 10. Task 3 In this case , if you want to make up for work that was never completed then they can always add missing steps in their workflow process . If they want to replace items from previous steps with new ones then they should remove pd steps from their workflow process . As an example let's consider fplowing workflow diagram . Step 1. Task 1 Step 2. Task 3 Step 3. Task 1 Step 4. Task 2 Step 5. Task 1 Step 6. Task 3 Step 7. Task 2 Step 8. Task 3 In this diagram if all tasks are completed on each step then there will be no excess inventory which means that your workflow process works well . On the other hand if there are more than enough items on specific steps then it means that there are missing steps in your workflow process . For instance . Step 2. Task 3 Step 3. Task 2 Step 4. Task 1 Step 6. Task 4 Step 7. Task 2

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Page reviewed by: Abhinav Girdhar  | Last Updated on November 09,2022 06:11 pm