Kanban triage

What is triage?

Triage is a technique in which levels of priority are assigned according to different tasks and individuals. It regulates the effective techniques to the urgent situation and deals properly and practically with it. It uses in different fields, in medicine it refers to type of serious injuries and for urgent treatment that which individual needs to be treated first.

For example, it works in battle and in emergency if there are many people who are there and needs to be treated so it will be decided according to the condition and injury of the patients that which one of them deserves to be treated first and which one will be the least. It sorts out that which person and situation must be dealt with first.

Triage is the procedure of taking a request and solves it in different and easier form. It determines different business priorities and selects the perfect person for related tasks and then the estimated time for the completion of the task becomes easy to figure out.

Why do we do triage in Kanban?

Well first of all the tasks are triaged and then they are scheduled respectively according to the priority of the task to be done. We triage in Kanban because all the tasks are equally running and can be seen in the board, we have to triage them to work on them effectively and knowing the priority of the task that which one needs to be done first and which one will be the least to be worked on.

Moreover, when we triage the task and know the priority then it will be broken into smaller pieces or may be it will be assigned to the specific person; then estimated completed time will be calculated.

In this way doing triage is pretty much helpful in kanban that we can manage all the tasks quickly, effectively and according to the priority.

Concrete examples.

The examples of triage’s usage are as under:

1. In case of explosion, major accident or other disaster situation
2. Enhancing Doctor’s – Patient experience
3. In businesses – estimation the completion of a task
4. Breaking down of any task into smaller task
5. Determining the business priority

— Slimane Zouggari