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Thu, Aug 21, 2014 to Sat, Aug 23, 2014
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Training type:
Kanban System Design

Duration of the training: 3 days.

Language of the training: English/Chinese

Who should attend?

This training is intended for managers, developers, testers, POs, ScrumMasters, and anybody else who is working on product development (including new product development and maintenance of existing products) who would like to learn the foundations of Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban.

What will you learn?

This 3-day course helps you learn Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban in depth, from theory to practice.



Scrum is an iterative Agile method that has greatly contributed to improving software development for organizations and teams that adopted it. However, in some environments, Scrum’s benefits are limited and its adoption may be disruptive.

Kanban is a flow-based method for managing knowledge work. It is based on the Lean principles and it has been proven in the world as an effective method for both product development and maintenance activities. Coupled with the Agile values and principles, Kanban can work together well with any other process, including Scrum, Lean Startup, XP etc.

Scrumban is Kanban in a context where Scrum is also used. Scrumban has an evolutionary capability, providing distinct advantages compared to other approaches for improving the management of product development. 

Day 1 is a Scrum introduction. For the ones who are experienced in Scrum, or have taken one day or more Scrum classes, they can start from Day2.

Day 2 and Day3 is a typical Lean Kanban foundation class that includes an introduction to Scrumban  and Scrumban systems design. It’s recommended for students to have read the book <Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business> prior to the training.


Day 1: Scrum and Agile Overview

Day 2: Kanban

  1. Lean Foundation
  • What is Lean management and what are its key principles.
  • Value Stream Map and exercise in your context

     2. Kanban Method overview:

  • Kanban origins
  • Kanban’s enabling concepts, principles, practices, values
  • Kanban’s evolutionary approach to change

3. Context (start with what you do now):

  • Demand analysis, qualitative and quantitative
  • Work item types and their respective customer expectations and workflows
  • Basic Classes of Service (CoS) – cost of delay

     4. Design your initial Kanban system:

  • The knowledge discovery process and its relationship to service orientation
  • Ticket design
  • Board design
  • Policies (basic)
  • WIP limits (qualitative), pull systems

Day 3: Kanban and Scrumban

  1. Operations:
  • Frequency (or Cadence) of replenishment and delivery
  • Standup meetings and other regular meetings (their existence and purpose)
  • Kanban simulation with the board game. 

     2. Metrics

  • Construction and interpretation of CFDs, run charts and distribution graphs, lead time
  • Little’s law

      3. Scrumban introduction

  • Scrum vs. Kanban
  • What is Scrumban and what is not Scrumban
  • Contexts of when to use Scrum/Kanban/Scrumban
  • How to use kanban to Kaizen your scrum process

      4. Design a complete scrumban /Kanban system for your context

Why this course?

  • Given by Accredited Kanban Trainers
  • Our trainers have both deep Scrum and Kanban experience.
  • A Lean Kanban University Foundation level certificate is provided
  • Very comprehensive, covering core of Scrum framework, Lean and Kanban foundations, and ScrumBan mechanism (how to use Kanban in Scrum context)
  • Visual graphic facilitation
  • Highly interactive with simulation and games