Start simple with the basics
We created these free Kanban board templates to help you get started with building your own board. These templates are perfect to use as a starting point for visualizing your process with your team. But before that, let’s talk about what a Kanban board is.
A Kanban board is used to help teams and organizations visualize their workflow. With its help, you can track and improve your work processes. The Kanban board promotes transparency, collaboration, and visibility. Learn more about Kanban, its history, and principles.
When you visualize your workflow, each major step in the process is translated as a column on the board. The Kanban board contains at least three columns in its most basic configuration—To Do, In Progress, and Done. The workflow is tracked by cards moving through the columns.
We have two Kanban board templates: the Basic board and the two-track board.
Kanban – Basic Board
The most basic columns among the Kanban board templates that we use to introduce Kanban to a new team are To Do, In Progress, Verify, and Done. You can use it as is, or rename the In Progress column with something that reflects your own process, like Build, Develop, Produce, and so on. As you rename or add new columns, don’t forget that you are seeking to create the ideal flow on your board. To do this, each column or step should flow to the next one in succession.
Kanban – Two Track Board
Use this board as a template to quickly setup multiple tracks on a single board. We use this board with teams who have two speeds or two different processes for the same team. In fact, you are not restricted to two tracks. You can extend this more and customize it to best suit your team’s needs. You can use this board to separate distinct processes or group tasks according to its type.
Among our Kanban board templates, this board uses a combination of our horizontal and vertical container system to create complex boards. To create a two (or more) track board, you will need to combine a vertical container that contains horizontal containers. Learn more about building a complex board with the Kanban Zone board editor under our knowledge base.
These free Kanban board templates on Kanban Zone are highly flexible and can be customized according to your team’s process. We are also continuously adding new templates to save you time and to help you benefit from the versatility of Kanban Zone. If you can’t find the right template for your needs, just contact us and we will gladly create a board template to Kanban Zone that suits your needs.