Kanban Introduction with Lego Simulation

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Kanban Introduction is a full day course covering the key elements of Kanban, the values and principles that underpin it and includes a fully immersive Kanban simulation using Lego.

This is a highly interactive course that uses accelerated learning techniques that keep attendees engaged throughout; giving them the best opportunity to really learn and understand the subject matter.

This course is ideal for project teams new to Kanban, those that want to refresh their knowledge and those who want a fast-track approach to gain an excellent in-depth understanding of Kanban and how to apply it. Kanban is particularly ideal for maintenance and support teams and operational support teams.

Attending the course as a full team offers a real opportunity for the entire team to experience and learn Kanban together and creates an excellent foundation for them to move forward.

8 Scrum Education Units (SEU’s) can be claimed for this course and used as part of your Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Professional application.  See the CSP application process on The Scrum Alliance website for more details.

Whilst this is not a Lean-Kanban University Accredited course you will have the additional benefit of being trained by an Accredited Kanban Trainer who has been approved by the Lean-Kanban University so you can be assured that you will receive quality Kanban Training.

The course content is outlined below

1. Agile Introduction

Agile Manifesto
Risk Reduction and Managing Uncertainty
Focusing on Value

2. Kanban Introduction

What is Kanban
Kanban with a big ‘K’ and little ‘k’
Kanban to Manage Change
Principles of the Kanban Method
Kanban Core Practices
When is Kanban Typically Used

3. Visualise Flow

Mapping the Value Stream
Kanban Work Items
Kanban Cards
Kanban Boards

4. Making Policies Explicit

Definition of ‘done’
Classes of Service
Service Level Agreements

5. Limit Work In Progress (WIP)

Queuing Theory – Little’s Law
Calculating Lead Time
Calculating Throughput
Calculating WIP
Calculating Release Time
Why Limit WIP
Techniques to Limit WIP
Setting and Maintaining WIP Limits
Where to Apply WIP Limits

6. Measuring and Managing Flow

Cumulative Flow Diagrams in Relation to Kanban
Why We Use Cumulative Flow
How to Produce a Cumulative Flow Diagram
How to Measure Lead Time
How to Measure WIP
How to Measure Flow
Optimising Flow
How to use the Cumulative Flow Diagram to Identify Problems
Five Focusing Steps to Remove Bottlenecks

7. Feedback Loops and Improvement

Cadence and Rhythm
Daily Standups
Retrospectives

8. Apply your learning

Kanban simulation

For private courses anywhere in the world please contact me.

To enrol onto a public course and for pricing information please click on the links below

No public courses currently scheduled but please see the 2 day Accredited Kanban Practitioner training.