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Kanban System Design (KMP I)

This two-day hands-on course follows the official Lean Kanban University (LKU) training materials produced by David J Anderson, Mike Burrows and other leading Lean Kanban experts.

During the two days, you will be involved in regular hands-on exercises and discussions that will provide both a robust understanding of the Lean Kanban principles and practices, but also a practical experience of how Lean Kanban helps individuals, teams and organizations to balance the workload, visualize work and improve the delivery of high-quality products.

Course Contents

 

The course follows the official LKU Certified Kanban syllabus. During the two days you will have ample opportunities to discuss and experience the following topics:

Experience Kanban

  • Full simulation using the getKanban game

Definition of Kanban

  • Foundational Principles
  • Core Practices
  • The Kanban Lens
  • The Kanban Values

Understanding Kanban

  • Visualisation
  • Pull-Based Systems
  • Commitment in Kanban
  • Replenishment and Planning
  • Delivery of Products
  • Lead and End-to-End Cycle Times
  • Little’s Law
  • Cumulative Flow Diagrams
  • Flow Efficiency
  • Metrics in Kanban Systems

Implementing Kanban

  • STATIK – Systems Thinking Approach to Implementing Kanban
  • Understanding Sources of Variability
  • Identifying Opportunities to Improve
  • Analysing Demand and Capability
  • Modelling Workflow
  • Designing a Kanban System
  • Work Item Types
  • Classes of Service

Kanban Board Design

  • Designing Kanban Ticket
  • Examples of Visual Kanban Boards

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Visualise different types of work
  • Create a visual board design and ticket design
  • Deal with interrupted work and multi-tasking
  • Understand pull systems
  • Understand classes of service
  • Know how to create flow in the work

Participants

This course is designed for any professional who is part of a product development or knowledge work environment. Kanban works across multiple functions of an organisation, from senior members of staff looking to adopt Lean Management to members of delivery teams willing to improve their working practices.

Previous attendees to our classes have been in roles such as:

Senior Management Positions (CxO)
Programme and Project Managers
Product Managers, Product Owners and Business Analysts
Scrum Masters, Team Leads and Change Agents
Product & Software Developers & Testers
Agile Coaches & Practitioners (Scrum, XP, DSDM, AgilePM, etc.)
Other roles such as HR and Finance professionals

 

Course Dates Coming Soon