Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP)

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Fri, Apr 26, 2019
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Team Kanban Practitioner

"My team is overwhelmed. How can we use Kanban to help us get our work under control?"

The Team Kanban Practitioner class teaches the basics of the Kanban Method and serves as the entry level and starting point to an “alternative path to agility.” During this 1-day class, each attendee will:

  • Design and implement a Team Kanban board.

  • Learn the basics of visualizing different types of work and associated risk.

  • Understand how to proceed to the next level with Kanban

Who should attend?

Team members in professional services roles whose employer wishes to explore and pursue an alternative path to agility. Those who feel overburdened and wish to find some respite to enable them to "get things done" with quality, improved speed, and predictability. Managers and team members who need help focusing on what to work on now, what to leave until later and what to discard altogether. Those who want relief from overburdening so that they can take pride of workmanship and do good quality work in an effective manner.

Class Curriculum

This 1-day class is divided into 4 modules of approximately 90 minutes each.

Introduction and Survey

Using Kanban to address overburdening

Principles & Practices of the Kanban Method

Meanings of Kanban

Basic Kanban concepts 

Overview of Kanban Cadences

  • Daily standup meeting

  • Replenishment meeting

Lean Kanban interactive simulation

Board designs (including Personal Kanban)

WIP limits

Batching and Flow

Types of Risk

Kanban board design exercise

Preview of what's next...

Service delivery workflow Kanban

Proto-Kanban versus full Kanban System

Benefits of extending Kanban up/down workflow

Learning Outcomes

Attendees should become familiar with the Kanban Method. They should be able to design and implement a basic Kanban board. They should be able to understand work item types and the risks associated with specific work items. They should be familiar with a variety of different Team Kanban board designs and styles and know how to choose a design that is best suited for their context. They should be aware of the training roadmap and the value and benefits to be derived at each step on the "alternative path to agility."