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Intro to Lean Agile with Kanban

Custom workshop on Lean Agile and Kanban – Taskboards, WIP Limits, Cycle Time and Metrics

 

Summary

Our Lean Kanban courses / workshops help organizations adopt a value –centric pull based system of planning and execution. The practices are built on the backbone of Systems thinking and Lean. This class is for any environment where work items are not known in advance. Because of the flexibility and efficiency of the process, Kanban is rapidly growing in popularity across HR, Finance, Marketing, Operations and Customer Support. Kanban is a lightweight, lean agile process that can be used to enhance any planning and execution cycle including but not limited to Scrum, XP, and Waterfall. Kanban can be used in any environment where work items are not known in advance. Because of the flexibility and efficiency of the process, Kanban is rapidly growing in popularity. We will discuss exactly what Kanban is, where it is appropriate and how it compares with other Agile processes. You will learn all of the Kanban essentials, how to set up your own Kanban board and see examples of Kanban in action!  

What You Will Learn:

  • The basics of Lean Kanban
  • Shifting to a value-centric pull based system
  • When to use Kanban
  • How it compares to Agile
  • Kanaban Essentials
 

Duration

1 day.

Objectives

  • How to split work into pieces
  • Define stages of workflow
  • Display status of all work items
  • Determine what stage work items go
  • Measure and report on work

Audience

The principals of Kanban can essentially be used by any member of your organization, however our Kanban workshop is intended for project managers, program managers, technical leads, scrum masters, or any team members who need to apply lean applications to their workflow.

Prerequisites

Although this workshop does not require an individual or team member to have taken any course or training in Agile methods, we recommend individuals already know the fundamentals of scrum project management. Our workshops typically come after our coaches assess your teams and organization to understand your unique roadblocks or limitations of Adopting agile. If your team is not up to speed on the basics, we recommend starting with our Enterprise Agile Development course.
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