Kanban - Practical WorkshopInformator
This course is a two day introduction to how to use Kanban in your organisation. The primary goal is to provide you with the tools to get you up and running with Kanban and provide you the basic toolkit you need to improve as you move forward. This course will also give you a very basic overview of Agile and Lean as concepts, as well as a comparison of Kanban to other “Agile Methodologies” such as Scrum. The course is very interactive, involving a lot of activities, exercises, and group discussions.
System Developers, Project Managers, Development and team leaders, Scrum Masters, Product Owners etc.
Since Kanban is not specifically aimed at any particular type of work, the target group for this course can be virtually anyone. The examples and exercises used will be adapted based on the attendees, but normally have a focus on either Software Development, or IT operations.
You will learn
After this course, you should have the basic tools required to visualise your process, identify the bottlenecks that exist in it, and address these bottlenecks using Kaizen (continuous improvement). You will also have a basic knowledge of other “Agile Methods” which you may choose to adapt in to your Kanban process. Finally, and most importantly, you will have concrete actions to take back to your organisation to kick start your Kanban effort.
Intro to Agile and Lean - exercise
Introduction and overview of several different Agile and Lean Concepts, such as: theory of constraints, systems thinking, Time-boxing, queuing theory, face to face communication, retrospectives/kaizen/continues improvement, customer feedback, root causes analysis, kinds of waste.
Histories and Concepts of Lean
Where does Lean come from? Why does it exist? In which contexts has it been used. Overview of the Toyota Production System.
7 wastes - exercise
Practice in identifying the 7 wastes. Look at various situations, and identify what types of waste are being created in these situations.
Introduction to Kanban
What is Kanban? What does it mean? When can Kanban be used?Introduction to Kanaban, what it is, what it means, when can it be used, and a rudimentary example of it in use
Kanban in Software Development
More specific examples of Kanban in Software Development. Explained using common examples of process bottlenecks that teams can relate to. Showing how "Work In Progress Limits" foster collaboration and improvement to minimise bottlenecks in the software development process.
Kanban in other contexts
Briefly look at other examples of it's implementation. i.e. Manufacturing, medical industry, home life etc.
Maximising value delivery exercise
Exercise using getKanban board game to practice maximising value delivery using Kanban
Introduction to Scrum
Quick overview of the Scrum framework provides an example a more heavyweight agile framework that may have added value when used in conjunction with Kanban.
Introduction to the Lean Startup
Quick overview of the Lean Startup Methodology and some brief examples of using several of its concepts in an enterprise environment to increase innovation, and project success ratio.
Combining of "Agile Methods"
Workshop style session, where teams look at various frameworks that have been examined and try to see how they could be fit together to be a starting point in their organisation.
Driving continuous improvement
Introduction and overview to several different models and tools for conducting Agile Retrospectives. i.e: The Larsen-Derby model, Berg-Campbell pattern (only offered in this course, as it was invented by one of the instructors), 5 why's, and fish bone.
Continuous improvement workshop
Use the tools from the continuous improvement section in order to devise experiments to address real issues the teams present are currently facing.
Value stream Mapping
What is a value stream? Why is it important to understand our value stream? How can we go about doing so?
Value stream workshop
Short workshop where participants attempt to map their organisations value stream.
Backlog refinement and minimum marketable features
Introduction to the importance of backlog refinement, and user story slicing. How to we create workable features from Epic level requests.
If possible, perform backlog refinement on teams existing backlogs.
If not possible, perform on a prefabricated backlog to practice the skills.
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