Certified Lean Kanban Foundation (KMP1) with Helen Meek

Course Details

Certified Lean Kanban Foundation [KMP1]
Helen Meek

Greenwich (Weekend), London

23rd - 24th Jul 2016 , 9.30am - 5.00pm

Kanban Management Professional Pack - Get Certified with Helen Meek.

Book this course together with Helen Certified Kanban Management Professional [KMP2] for £1500+VAT.

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CKT StickerKanban is an agile technique for managing the product development process in a highly efficient way. This course will show you how Kanban fits within the agile context and clearly demonstrates how it can complement your current ways of working - whether you work in an agile environment or not.

Participants on this course should gain sufficient knowledge about the Kanban Method and related topics to:
 Lead or guide a team in their adoption of Kanban, from initial visualisation and the design of kanban systems through to evolutionary change
 Answer questions and support the team in day-to-day operation
 Help teams to identify and resolve hindrances to flow
 Take measurements and create meaningful metrics that helps the team
 Evolve process and practice according to team needs in a meaningful way

This certified Lean Kanban course is designed as a hands-on workshop and uses various exercises, games and simulations alongside instructor-led discussions and presentations. You will leave with practical insights on how to implement or improve Kanban within your organisation and reduce the bottlenecks that hinder your development process.

Kanban book

All attendees will receive an electronic copy of the book Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business by David J. Anderson

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Agile and Lean Principles
 Kanban and the Agile Manifesto
 Agile Principles

Kanban Overview
 Little k and Big K - the kanban technique and method
 Revolutionary vs Evolutionary Change
 Principles of the Kanban Method
 Core Practices of the Kanban Method
 Depth of Implementation
 When is Kanban typically used?

Visualising the Workflow Work Items
 Identifying Work Item Types
 Modelling the Process
 Demand Analysis
 Kanban Boards

Kanban Simulation
 Team-based realistic simulation of using a Kanban system in action

Limiting Work in Progress
 Queuing Theory: Little's Law
 Limiting WIP
 Input Queues Output Buffers
 Setting WIP Limits

Managing Flow
 Cumulative Flow Diagrams
 Measuring Flow
 WIP as an indicator of Lead Time
 Identifying Problems
 Removing Bottlenecks

Making Process Policies Explicit
 Classes of Service
 Cost of Delay
 Scheduling Policies
 Service Level Agreements
Feedback Mechanisms
 Empirical Feedback
 Feedback Within the Team
 Feedback Between Teams
 Feedback from Manager to Team Member

Kaizen – Collaborative Improvement
 Improvement Cycles
 Rhythm and Cadence

This course is useful for anyone who wants to be successful using Kanban within their organisation. As such, it will benefit anyone who is involved in using Kanban or considering using Kanban. It will be helpful both to those new to Kanban and those who have explored Kanban but who now want to consolidate their knowledge in a practical setting.

In terms of roles the course is aimed at product and project managers, development team members (architects, designers, coders, testers, etc.), business analysts, Scrum Product Owners and ScrumMasters who want to enhance their Lean/agile skillset.

This course has no set prerequisites and is suitable for all experience levels.

This course has been accredited by the Lean-Kanban University (LKU).

Upon successful completion of the course attendees will become accredited members of the Lean-Kanban University. To read about the benefits and learn more, visit the LKU website.

Excellent course delivery.

Seamus | Development Team Member at Independent

The games are simple and clever, I learnt a lot of concepts that we can put into practice.

Lisa | Development Team Member at Independent

The most valuable thing about the course was having Helen there to challenge and guide us. 

Marc Heaviside | Agile Project Manager at Kinetic Web