Applying Professional Kanban (APK)

The Applying Professional Kanban (APK) course will give you an in-depth introduction to improving your team’s effectiveness by applying Kanban flow principles.

  • 7 September
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    Tue 07 Sep 14:00 - Tue 07 Sep 17:00
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    Session 2
    Thu 09 Sep 14:00 - Thu 09 Sep 17:00
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    Session 3
    Tue 14 Sep 14:00 - Tue 14 Sep 17:00
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    Session 4
    Thu 16 Sep 14:00 - Thu 16 Sep 17:00
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    • Early Bird £1,095.00 excl. VAT
    • £1,195.00 excl. VAT
  • 24 November
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    Wed 24 Nov 14:00 - Wed 24 Nov 17:00
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    Session 2
    Fri 26 Nov 14:00 - Fri 26 Nov 17:00
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    Session 3
    Wed 01 Dec 14:00 - Wed 01 Dec 17:00
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    Session 4
    Fri 03 Dec 14:00 - Fri 03 Dec 17:00
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Description

During the class, you will learn the basic principles of flow and how to use them to make your team process more efficient, predictable, and effective. With an emphasis on the practical application of concepts, this course includes many hands-on exercises that will lead you through the steps of setting up and operating a Kanban system for continuous

Learning Outcomes of Applying Professional Kanban (APK)

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles of flow.
  • Describe the value of Limiting WiP.
  • Create a visual board to manage your work.
  • Capture and interpret key flow metrics and analytics to find improvement opportunities.
  • Explain why flow should be focused on value delivery
  • Define, build, operate and continuously improve a Kanban system.
  • Discuss how tooling impacts your implementation.

Agenda

Module 1

  • Kanban in your workplace
  • Dispelling Kanban Myths
  • The WiP Game (TWiG) Kanban Simulation Round 1
  • Exploring Kanban

Module 2

  • Visualisation Elements and Techniques
  • Elements of Workflow
  • Core Flow Metrics
  • Cycletime Scatterplots and Service Level Expectation

Module 3

  • Little's Law and Flow Metrics
  • Actively Managing Flow
  • The WiP Game (TWiG) Kanban Simulation Round 2
  • The Implications of Kanban and Flow Thinking

Module 4

  • Designing a Kanban Board
  • Work Item Design
  • Operating a Kanban System
  • Applying Professional Kanban

Audience

The Applying Professional Kanban course is for anyone who wants to improve their ability to deliver value and be more effective. Typical attendee roles include:

  • Business Analysts
  • Agile Coaches
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Product Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Team Leads
  • Team Members

Certification

The Applying Professional Kanban (APK) course is associated with the Professional Kanban I (PK I) certification by ProKanban.org.

All participants completing the Applying Professional Kanban course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Kanban I (PK I) assessment . The industry-recognized PK I certification requires a minimum passing score of 85%. If you attempt the PK I assessment within 14 days of receiving the password and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a second attempt at no additional cost.

Summary

  • Duration: 4 x 3-hour live virtual sessions
  • Certification: PK I by ProKanban.org (after passing the exam)
  • Frequency: 6 public courses a year
  • Private Courses Available: Yes
  • Languages: English or Spanish
  • Payment Formats: Credit Card, TransferWise or by Invoice
  • Payment Currencies: GBP, EUR or USD
  • What's included:
    • Token to take PK I Assessment
    • 14 PDUs for Project Management Institute and 14 SEUs for Scrum Alliance
    • Access to the Actineo Newsletter
    • Access to the Actineo Slack channel
    • Invites to exclusive Actineo Events
    • Membership of the Actineo Alumni Network including 20% discount on future courses

Pre-requisites

Participants on this class need to have read the Kanban Guide. No working knowledge of Kanban is required.

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