Today's global high tech industry abounds with smart people yet many organizations continue to struggle to deliver projects on time, on budget, and with high quality. While people and technology remain part of the equation, much can be gained from a systematic view of processes.

Kanban provides an objective, quantifiable approach to managing and measuring the flow of work across an organization. Harnessing concepts from Lean/TPS, Deming's Theory of Profound Knowledge, and Drucker's theories on management, you'll discover practical methods to streamline project teams and organizations.

Benefits

You will gain a deep understanding of Kanban and how it is applied to software development. You will learn how to:

  • Setup Kanban
  • Utilize models to understand and improve your development lifecycle
  • Use quantitative methods to determine your organization's capacity to deliver work over time, increasing forecast accuracy
  • Consistently improve to increase productivity
  • Successfully adopt Kanban

Who Should Attend

This seminar is appropriate for audiences that have awareness or experience using Agile practices, frameworks, or processes.

It is designed for personnel who will lead, participate in, or support Kanban projects, including team members, project leaders, and managers. It is ideal for entire teams who are what to implement Kanban, teams that want to improve their adoption of Scrum with Kanban, and teams that want to take their Kanban adoption to the next level. 

Certification Information

 7 PDU

 PDU Reporting Instructions

 

Understanding Kanban Core Principles

  • Start with what you do now
  • Initially, respect roles, responsibilities, and processes
  • Agree to pursue evolutionary change
  • Encourage acts of leadership at all levels

Applying Kanban Practices

  • Visualize
  • Limit work-in-process (WIP)
  • Manage Flow
  • Make process, policies, and assumptions explicit
  • Implement feedback loops
  • Improve collaboratively, evolve experimentally

Why Kanban?

  • What problem are we trying to solve?
  • How does Kanban help us identify our problems?
  • How does Kanban help us solve our problems?

Implementing Kanban in Your Organization

  • Creating a Kanban board
  • Understanding types of WIP limits
  • Setting WIP limits
  • Establishing classes of service
  • Using policies to manage flow

Operating Kanban

  • Metrics
  • Daily Kanban meeting
  • Queue replenishment meetings  

Optimizing Kanban

  • Appreciation for a system
  • Knowledge of variation
  • Kaizen: How to  improve continually utilizing principles and practices from Lean, Kanban and Deming 

Lean Thinking

  • Understanding value
  • Identifying waste in all of its forms
  • Understanding how our products are built
  • The concept of flow
  • Pull versus Push
  • Achieving excellence via the pursuit of perfection 

What Is Lean-Kanban?

  • The Origins of Lean-Kanban
  • Lean Principles
  • The Kanban Method

Jenny Stuart

Jenny Stuart, PSM, SPC, CSDP, is the Vice President of Consulting at Construx Software, where she gives clients the benefit of her 20 years experience in software ...