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Introduction to Kanban: Efficiency and Productivity

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1 Day

This course is designed to support, enhance and introduce the basic principles of Kanban, as an Agile methodology. This course will allow participants to become more effective in delivering Just-In-Time (JIT) valuable work items. The participants will encounter the framework, principles, dynamics and simplicity of Kanban. The course will explore historical perspectives, define the fundamentals of Kanban, and develop supportive activities and exercises to make practical use of the concepts learned in the course. Participants will leave with a better understanding of work flow, Kanban boards and the tactics needed to successfully navigate the values, and principles of the discipline. The participants will discover what Kanban is, and how to become a highly performing Kanban team.
This course is ideal for an entire team involved delivering software or a service within the organization. Although individual team members can absolutely attend to get a great understanding about how to introduce Kanban to their teams, joining this session as a team will provide you the most value since at the end of this workshop, your team will have a Kanban board and all the techniques needed to be successful in using Kanban immediately after the session.

In this course, participants will:

  • Define Kanban
  • Create a Kanban Board
  • Describe Kanban Principles and Properties
  • Utilize Lean Thinking to Eliminate Wasteful Activities and Create Valuable Activities
  • Describe the differences between Scrum and Kanban
  • Improve Collaboratively and Share Kanban Experiences with Others
Agile Philosophy
Define Agile and discuss the iterative, incremental, and evolutionary nature of Agile approaches
Explain the importance of the Agile Manifesto values and principles

Lean Thinking
Identify and Resolve Bottleneck
Kanban at Toyota
Value Stream Mapping
Just in Time (JIT)
Muda, Mura, Muri
Lean Software Development

Kanban Principles and Properties
Kanban Boards
Kanban Environments

Kanban Board Examples
Examples of Kanban Boards

Kanban Workshop
Workshop Where Users Practice Creating a Kanban Board

Kanban vs. Scrum
Differences between Kanban and Scrum

Scrum vs. Kanban Boards
Timebox vs. Flow

Scrum and Kanban Working Together in the Organization
Yearly Releases
SOA Environments
Applications vs. Infrastructure

What Now?
Next steps discussion

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