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VISUALISERINGSTAVLA: Visualisering av Kanban boards
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC).
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
VISUALIZATION BOARD : Visualization of Kanban boards (English)
Abstract [sv]

Hos många företag används whiteboards för att visualisera arbetsprocessen. En vanlig metodik för detta är så kallade Kanban boards, ett system av tabeller och lappar för att indikera olika avvikelser eller moment i projekt med datum och annan relevant information. Företag kan även välja att använda en mjukvara som simulerar samma metodik, ett exempel på detta är så kallade Elektroniska kanban boards. I detta arbete har båda dessa metoder (whiteboard samt en digital lösning) observerats hos tre olika företag på uppdrag av ett managementkonsultföretag i Stockholm som använder sig av Kanban boards och liknande metodik med sina kunder. En omvärldsanalys har genomförts genom att studera olika funktioner hos existerande elektroniska kanban boards samt en litteraturstudie över existerande forskning inom ämnet. Många problem upptäcktes med existerande arbetsmetod såsom komplikationer med säkerhet och problem med att dela med sig av en tavla till människor som inte är lokalt närvarande. I detta arbete har efter förstudien ett lösningsförslag presenterats och delvis implementerats. Förslaget utvecklades genom en iterativ designprocess och kontinuerliga samtal med arbetsgivare, där fokus har legat på interaktion. Den slutliga prototypen testades med några potentiella slutanvändare genom låta dom utföra enkla uppgifter med programmet och sedan diskutera för och nackdelar med interaktionsupplevelsen. Slutligen demonstrerades programmet för arbetsgivare och managementkonsulter. Förslaget godkändes för vidare utveckling och en stor pekskärm köptes in för vidare experiment.

Abstract [en]

Many corporations use whiteboards to visualize the work process. A common method for this is the so called Kanban boards, a system of tables and notes to indicate different deviations or parts in a project with dates and other relevant information. Companies can also choose to use software that simulates the same method, one example of this is the so called Electronic kanban board. In this paper, both of these methods (whiteboard and a digital solution) were observed in three different companies on behalf of a management consultancy in Stockholm who use Kanban boards and similar methods with their clients. A small market research was carried out by studying the functions of existing electronic Kanban boards as well as a literature review of existing research on the topic. Many problems were discovered with existing working methods such as complications with security and problems with sharing boards to people who are not locally present. In this work, a proposed solution is presented and partially implemented. The proposal was developed through an iterative design process and ongoing discussions with the employer, where focus has been placed on the interaction. The final prototype was tested with some potential end-users by allowing them to perform simple tasks with the program and then discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the interaction experience. Finally, the software was demonstrated to the employers and other management consultants. The proposal was approved for further development and a large touch screen was purchased for further experiments.

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2013.
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Computer Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-142378OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-142378DiVA: diva2:700041
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Master of Science in Engineering - Computer Science and Technology
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Available from: 2014-03-12 Created: 2014-03-03 Last updated: 2014-03-12Bibliographically approved

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