An Action Item is a work and workflow visualization tool that enables you to optimize the flow of your work. Action item board is one of a kind kanban board, physical kanban boards, typically used sticky notes on a whiteboard to communicate status, progress, and issues. Online kanban boards draw upon the whiteboard metaphor in a software setting.
The kanban technique emerged in the late 1940s as Toyota’s re-imagined approach to manufacturing and engineering.
The application of kanban to knowledge work influenced not only by the Toyota production system but also by lean systems thinking, began as early as 2005.
Kanban’s core principles are the same.