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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.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Define the Agile Philosophy
  • Identify Lean Thinking and the Toyota Production System (TPS)
  • Explain Kanban as an Agile methodology
  • Create a Kanban board, apply the principles of Kanban, and continuously improve a Kanban board
  • Distinguish between Scrum, Kanban, and Scrumban
  • Explain the evolution of Kanban within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Agile Philosophy
Lean Thinking
Kanban Board Examples
Kanban Workshop
Kanban vs. Scrum
Diagnosing a Scrum Team
Scrum and Kanban Working Together within the Organization
Evolution of Kanban within SAFe

Define Kanban
Create a Kanban board
Adapt the principles and properties of Kanban
Utilize Lean Thinking to eliminate wasteful activities and create valuable activities
Understand the differences between Scrum and Kanban
Improve collaboratively
Share Kanban experiences with others

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