Kanban System Design (KMP Foundation 1)
Kanban – An alternate path to Agility!
The essence of Kanban is – “start where you are”, and start with “small pragmatic actionable steps” that you can start implementing Immediately ! To develop the Products or to deliver customer you need not change the team structure nor drastically change the Processes in place. Kanban favours an gradual change in the professional approach rather than a disruptive change.
Pioneered by David Anderson, “Kanban Method” is a management method that helps improve service delivery, catalyze improvements and evolve a business to be “fit for purpose”.
The scenarios where Kanban Method delivers great value include:
- New Scrum teams struggling to reach a sustainable pace of development
- Scrum teams that are overwhelmed by frequent changes in the Sprint scope
- Waterfall teams that wish to transition to Agile, but feel Scrum could be too risky, too disruptive
- Mature Scrum teams that wish to transition to Continuous Delivery
- Teams looking for an “alternative path to agility”
“Kanban System Design” is a 2-day beginner to intermediate level course that begins with a detailed introduction to Kanban Method and moves on to share the STATIK approach – a powerful idea that facilitates a ‘service-orientation’ mindset. It makes participants think at a deeper level, beyond just their daily work challenges, to effect a long-term sustainable change.
After completion of training you will gain practical insights on how to:
Guide a team in their adoption of Kanban – using the STATIK approach
Embrace a service-delivery mindset and help the team Identify and reduce the bottlenecks that obstruct your development process
Learn how to measure and use meaningful kanban metrics like Flow Efficiency, Lead Time Distribution, Control Chart and Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD)
Learn how to decide WIP limits and conduct effective daily stand up and other kanban meetings
Evolve the process and practices in collaboration with team to ensure the service delivery model is “fit for purpose”
This certified Kanban training is designed as a hands-on workshop and uses various exercises andsimulation games alongside instructor-led discussions and presentations. The training deliverables include:
Lean-Kanban University (LKU) certificate of course completion
Electronic copy of the course slides
Electronic copy of the book “Kanban – Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business” by David J. Anderson
Membership of the Lean-Kanban University (LKU) and access to the members’ only sections of the LKU website. This will help you connect with the Kanban community and share your experience and new ideas
David J Anderson – the founder of Lean Kanban Inc, the parent body of LKU – pioneered the use of “Kanban Method” for knowledge work and service work since 2005.Over the past several years, David – with assistance from an active Kanban community – has enhanced Kanban method by incorporating concepts such as pull systems, queuing theory and flow.
Today, the LKU Kanban certifications are the most renowned Kanban certifications in the technology world.
A beginner to intermediate level program relevant for anyone looking for new proven ways to optimize the flow of knowledge work:
Project Managers / Program Managers
Agile Coaches and Consultants
Application leads / Team leads
Software developers, Testers, Business analysts