Kanban in Practice
Kanban is emerging as the definitive process inspection tool for radically reorganising the way organisations manage their work. Though powerful in isolation, many teams choose to 'plug-in' Kanban to their existing Scrum, DSDM or plan-driven frameworks.
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This course focuses on how to practically implement Kanban in the workplace. Core concepts are taught, then reinforced by a series of exercises. Throughout the day attention will be given to how Kanban works in real life and time will be devoted to how elements of Kanban can be combined with other Agile/lean methodologies and frameworks.
This course is suitable for anyone involved in product development, project managers, developers, Scrum Teams and stakeholders. No previous knowledge of Kanban, Agile or lean is assumed.
- Visualise workflow to promote transparency and uncover opportunities for process improvement.
- Limit work in progress to reduce lead times and spot defects in your processes.
- Manage workflow to ensure continuous delivery of product.
- Combine Kanban with other Agile and lean frameworks.
Development teams are increasingly asked to do more with less, Kanban helps to ensure that the most valued work is completed in as short amount of time as possible. It is a particularly useful methodology for organisations who combine their development and support activities and/or operate in a dynamic and unpredictable environment.
You’ll learn how limiting work in progress will increase your teams productivity and help you to identify problems and bottlenecks. Kanban will also help you to manage your workload so that you are not only continuously adding maximum value to the business, but also able to give realistic lead times on future requests.
Three core principles
Three essential practices
Making policies explicit
The Kanban board
Types of work
Efforts of too much WIP
Whole board, whole team approach
Column based WIP
Team member based WIP
Helping work to flow
The daily standup
What is class of service
The urgent case
What should you plan?
Root cause analysis
Statistical Process Control & Cumulative Flow Diagram
Metrics as improvement guides
The necessary revolution
Kanban and laziness
When to timebox
Kanban & XP
There are no prerequisites for this course. Delegates with an understanding of lean and/or Agile will learn how Kanban can work in synergy with those frameworks.
One to two hours of blended learning delivered through our virtual learning platform.