Certified Lean Kanban Foundation [KMP1]
Kanban 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.
All attendees will receive an electronic copy of the book Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business by David J. Anderson or Kanban from the Inside by Mike Burrows
Agile and Lean Principles
Kanban and the Agile Manifesto
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
Team-based realistic simulation of using a Kanban system in action
Limiting Work in Progress
Queuing Theory: Little's Law
Input Queues Output Buffers
Setting WIP Limits
Cumulative Flow Diagrams
WIP as an indicator of Lead Time
Making Process Policies Explicit
Classes of Service
Cost of Delay
Service Level Agreements
Feedback Within the Team
Feedback Between Teams
Feedback from Manager to Team Member
Kaizen – Collaborative Improvement
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