What is STATIK in Kanban?
STATIK (Systems Thinking Approach to Introduce Kanban) methodology uses a series of questions to help teams visualize their work and understand the flow of work through their organization. This helps them identify bottlenecks, which are areas where work gets stuck or backed up, and find ways to improve their processes so that bottlenecks don't occur.
Kanban is an Agile software development method that focuses on pulling work from one stage of a process to another, rather than pushing it through those stages. In STATIK, a team begins by identifying all of the steps in its workflow and then creating cards for each step in order to represent each piece of work. At each step, there may be multiple cards representing different types of work being done at once.
The team then identifies when each card moves from one step to another. They can use colored index cards or sticky notes to create a visual representation of this process. The next step is identifying whether any steps are blocked or have too much work going through them at once—this helps identify bottlenecks within the process.
Systems thinking is a way of thinking about complex problems that focuses on the interactions between the parts of the system rather than the individual parts themselves (for example, a person or part of an organization). Systems thinking helps us understand how different parts of our world are connected, and how we can use this knowledge to improve our understanding and make better decisions.
By focusing on systems instead of just individual parts, we are able to see things from multiple perspectives at once, and therefore make better decisions about how to improve them.