Certified Kanban Foundations Course

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Certified Kanban Foundations Course members

Tue, Oct 14, 2014 to Wed, Oct 15, 2014
Training Language:
English
Training type:
KMP Foundation I

This course has been accredited by the Lean Kanban University (LKU).

The course is designed to help you understand your current condition, model and visualize it as a Kanban system, understand and measure your current system's capability and apply Kanban thinking to continually improve.

Course overview

This is a 2-day hands on workshop which covers how Kanban helps teams, leaders and managers manage IT Operations more effectively.

This course guides you through the fundamentals of Kanban thinking and how you can apply Kanban method in your organization to understand your demand and visualize your workflow, bottlenecks and queues and how to continually evolve your system to improve the flow of value.

You will learn techniques to help you create better reliability and predictability and be able to:

  • Take an active role in your team’s adoption of Kanban

  • Understand the day-to-day operation and maintenance of kanban systems 

  • Understand key concepts such as pull & commitment 

  • Effectively communicate and take an active role in resolving issues affecting flow of work

  • Understand what measures are used for, which ones to use to understand how the team is working 

  • Understand your team’s capability (sources & types of demand, failure & value demand, completion time and rate for each demand type & source)

 

Agenda

The course is designed to help you understand your current condition, model and visualize it as a Kanban system, understand and measure your current system's capability and apply Kanban thinking to continually improve. 

Understand you current condition

  • Map your current system

  • Identify your classes of service and demand

  • Measure your current system capability

 Managing Flow

 

  • Kanban principles

  • Transitioning to a pull based system

  • Visualizing specializations, bottlenecks, buffers and queues

  • Impact of work in process

 

Model your system

  • How the work works - the workflow

  • Type of work, frequency, variable size

  • Capacity allocation and WIP limits

  • Coordination points 

  • Cadence - deployment, testing, release

 

Continuous Improvement

  • Using measures to gain insight

  • Evolutionary change

  • Building a daily improvement cadence