Understanding the Kanban Cumulative Flow Diagram


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What is the cumulative flow diagram used for in Kanban?

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1. How can one visually see the queue length on the cumulative flow diagram?

2. What is a bottleneck?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Kanban cumulative flow diagram will be the subject of this quiz/worksheet. Topics on the quiz include the specific cumulative flow diagram used with Kanban and the visual representation of the queue length.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet/quiz will test what you know about these topics:

  • The concept of a bottleneck
  • How it's displayed on a cumulative flow diagram
  • Area with completed tasks

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Kanban cumulative flow diagram
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the queue length and what it looks like
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what a bottleneck is and how it's expressed on a cumulative flow diagram

Additional Learning

For more on the topic, review the lesson called Understanding the Kanban Cumulative Flow Diagram. The following areas of study will be considered:

  • What Kanban is
  • The reasons for using a cumulative flow diagram
  • Definition of cycle time
  • What queue time is