Certified Kanban System Design (KMP I)
Do you need a more flexible and responsive way to manage your team’s work? Or perhaps your team is transitioning to or already using Agile but moving too quickly for an average Agile sprint. Lean Kanban concepts are a pragmatic and actionable way for teams to visualize and manage their delivery flow in real time.
Our Unique Approach
Excella Consulting’s Kanban System Design (KMP I) is a highly interactive two-day class accredited by Lean Kanban University. It provides a detailed look at using Kanban to deliver faster and drive continuous improvement. Students will become familiar with the fundamentals of Kanban by participating in an engaging and collaborative board game in which teams will compete to maximize value by optimizing workflow. The class, which also includes elements of lecture and classroom discussion, will challenge students to develop, refine, and utilize their own Kanban to drive decisions and improve performance in their work.
Who Should Attend
This class is great for anyone who wants to learn new techniques for visualizing and managing their workflow to deliver value. This includes but is not limited to teams with operationalized work such as helpdesk, networking, security, infrastructure, database, operation and maintenance teams.
What You’ll Get
- Kanban Management Professional (KMP) certification from Lean Kanban University
- Training manuals and supplies
- Catered, hot breakfast and lunch, and afternoon snacks on both days
- Validated parking available at three nearby garages
Additionally, students can claim 14 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs) which can be applied to Project Management Professional (PMP) and PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certifications.
What You’ll Learn
Day 1 – Kanban in Action
– Key elements of a Kanban system: commitment points, work item types, classes of service, explicit policies, cadences
– Kanban system mechanics: pull, replenishment, delivery
– Key Kanban system indicators: lead time, cumulative-flow diagram
Day 2 – STATIK: the systems thinking approach to introducing Kanban
– Kanban case study
– Creating context for change
– Demand analysis
– Workflow visualization
– Discovering and designing classes of service
– Replenishment and delivery cadence
– Kanban system visualization
About Your Trainers
Trent Hone, Managing Consultant at Excella Consulting, is a Lean Kanban University Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT). He provides consulting services to commercial and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Trent coaches, mentors, and trains clients in understanding their systems and improving them through Kanban and other Lean and Agile methods. In 2015, he was a finalist for Lean Kanban’s Brickell Key award for excellence in the Kanban community.
Mark Grove is an Agile Coach and Management Consultant with over 17 years in the IT profession serving a wide variety of disciplines including Agile coaching, project management, and business process and requirements analysis. Today, he coaches individuals and teams to continuously deliver value to the customer by embracing the Agile mindset and maximizing business performance and team potential. He provides coaching and facilitation expertise on a variety of Agile practices as well as creates and delivers training on a broad range of Agile topics. Mark holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems and certifications including Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC), Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF), and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM).
Location and Cost
The class will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Arlington Tech eXchange (ATX) located at 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 610, Arlington, Virginia, just two blocks from the Court House metro station on the Orange and Silver lines. Validated parking is available at three nearby garages.
The registration cost for this two-day course is $1,300.00, inclusive of all taxes and fees. Payment can be made online via credit card or you may request that Excella invoice you if you have an existing billing arrangement with Excella.
Students submitting cancellation requests 10 business days or more prior to the start of the course are entitled to a full refund. Students submitting cancellation requests less than 10 business days prior to the start of the course will be issued credit toward a future Excella training course. The credit will be equal to the amount paid for the initial course less any applicable fees. Should the organizer cancel the course for any reason, each registered students will be refunded 100% of the registration cost they paid.