Agile Certification Training

Kanban Workshop

Functional Training

Workshop Overview

Duration:
1 Day

Pre-Requisite:
None

Certification:
None, but Continuing Education Learning Credits are available (PDUs and SEUs)

This workshop introduces the core principles of Kanban and Lean using engaging examples and hands on exercises. Real world work is used to guide workshop attendees through a series of steps and accompanying exercises to build their own Kanban system and board. Attendees also get exposed to more advanced concepts such as identifying and addressing constraints in their process, visually communicating the flow of work through their system and measuring that flow to optimize efficiency.

If you are starting a new team, the artifacts produced during the workshop will be sufficient to get started. If additional backlog grooming and planning is required, the next steps are up to you. You can either engage an Agile Coach or use the experience gained in the workshop to continue the process on your own.

Participants

This workshop requires all participants to be at the same location. Remote participation is not supported. The standard version of the workshop is for a single team at a time.

Participants include everyone involved in the Lean Agile Team including:

  • Management
  • Product Managers, Product Owners, Business Analysts
  • Designers, Developers, Testers, DBA’s
  • Support
  • Technical Writers
  • Program and/or Project Managers

Typical Topics and Activities

  • Mapping your current value stream and identifying where your team’s span of control starts and ends
  • Determining the demand for each work item type to establish the necessary level of capacity
  • Building a card wall with the appropriate states and WIP limits
  • Educating upstream and downstream partners on your team’s new way of working

Learning Objectives

  • What is Kanban
  • How it works
  • Implementing Kanban
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Metrics
  • Information Radiators

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