How to Add a Trello-Like Kanban Board in WordPress

How to Add a Trello-Like Kanban Board in WordPress
A Kanban board is a visualization workflow tool that helps you optimize your processes and track the progress of each task, regardless of how complex it is. Simple Kanban boards are made up of three columns, To Do, In Progress, and Done. In the workflow process, each column represents a different stage. In the respective column, you can add individual tasks. The individual task item moves horizontally across the board as each step is carried out until the Done column is reached. The workflow ends here and the project is regarded as complete.
How to Add a Trello-Like Kanban Board in WordPress
Do you want to add a Trello-like Kanban board to your WordPress website? Keeping track of your team’s projects, monitoring sales progress, and staying in touch with existing customers can be challenging if you are not organized. In this article, we will share how you can streamline your workflows by creating a Trello-like Kanban board in WordPress.
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The Kanban process, in essence, is moving a card (a single task) from left to right on the board. On the left-most side is the To Do list – and you gradually push the task to completion until it reaches the Done list. Because the board offers a clear overview of all tasks and their progress, it’s easy to see where any work gets stalled.
Prototyping a Trello-like app using the WordPress REST API
Until now we’ve only talked about the APIs that will drive our Kanban application using WordPress resources in different ways. Our prototype would be seriously deficient if it consisted only of a bunch of backend APIs with no frontend that people could actually use. Once again here we see the versatility of REST APIs, as there is no one saying how you should go about it. You could use something like Bootstrap, or write a good ‘ole GUI in Java; there is literally no limit to what you can use.
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What I like is adding another column next to In Progress in order to prevent a potential bottleneck prior testing. If you want to show that a story is finished by the dev and is ready for testing, add a column Ready for Testing. This will actualy act as a buffer. The difference between WIP columns and buffer is that buffers are clearly waste. Stories here are sitting and waiting and the larger the buffer the larger things take. Theoretically in a perfect system a User Story finished from development should be taken directly for testing. The good thing with this column is that it makes it clear for someone to see that the story was developed but not tested!
Prototyping a Trello-like app using the WordPress REST API
Trello is a successful project management application using the Kanban paradigm, originally popularised by Toyota in the 1980s. Projects are represented as boards, which contain columns filled with cards corresponding to tasks. Cards move from one column to the next, until they are in a state of Done (for example, from Todo to Doing to Done). This flow is called the value stream.  The two key ideas behind Kanban is to  a) visualise your work,  and b) limit your current work-in-progress. In the case of Trello, work is visualised using graphical cards. Columns can have maximum capacities as well, meaning you can place a specific amount of tasks in a column and no more than that. For example, the Doing column below has a capacity of 2. 
How to Create an Online Kanban Board
Kanban is one of many frames of work focused on Getting Things Done (GTD). With a GTD method, the goal is to complete work - early and often - and to find the most efficient ways to do so. One of the key elements of Kanban (and GTD at large) is setting Work In Progress (WIP) limits. A WIP limit is meant as an upper bound on the number of tasks being worked on at a given time. By limiting WIP, teams can better ensure that each team member is focusing only on the number of tasks that they have bandwidth for. Overloading workers with excess work - regardless of demand - can cause bottlenecks and slow delivery. WIP limits in Kanban help teams to focus on the work needed to stay on track for completion.
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Kanban boards are best known for agile project management, but work well for customer relationship management (CRM), tracking sales, scheduling content publishing, hiring new employees, and more. See and show progress on your projects. Get more done.