Kanban Fundamentals Course – Stop starting, start finishing

In today’s hectic environment it has become an imperative that the companies act productively and streamline their operations. Under the realm of the company, which is a synonym for the highest quality, and which is considered as a master of “just in time” principle, a simple, yet effective method for organizing the work has been discovered.

Kanban is a visual system for managing workflow. Developed by Taiichi Ohno, an engineer at Toyota for the purpose of tracking production and order shipments. The name カンバン translates to “visual cards”, after color cards used for tracking progress.

It is extremely flexible, with a wide variety of use cases. However, there are some rules that guide you toward success.

There are several important concepts:

  • Visualize work
  • Limit work-in-progress
  • Focus on flow
  • Continuous improvement

The essential part of Kanban is a Kanban board, a visual representation of the working process. It shows the most important stages in the working process, current tasks, and their status, what is waiting to be worked on, and what has been delivered. A very important feature of a Kanban board is that it reveals where the congestion is in the process. This is a key input for anyone in charge of process creation and optimization.

Kanban is often compared to Scrum framework, and quite often these two concepts work together. Kanban board being tool of choice for tracking delivery for numerous teams working in Scrum. Many teams also practice a hybrid framework, a so called Scrumban.

Nowadays, Kanban is a must-know concept for anyone working with teams dealing with complex issues, especially in the software development industry.

What are the values for your company?

  • Improved Requirement Management: by making processes lean, and minimizing delays, Kanban helps reducing lead times for project delivery. This enhances customer satisfaction and increases the company’s responsiveness to market needs.
  • Cost savings: Kanban’s focus on efficiency and waste reduction leads to significant cost savings for the company. By minimizing unnecessary work and resource allocation, companies can optimize their budgets.
  • Increased work transparency: Kanban provides clear and transparent visualization of tasks and their statuses, enabling better progress tracing.
  • Better resource management: By limiting work in progress companies allocate resources effectively and prevent overloading teams and ensure that each task receives the attention it deserves.
  • Delivering superior quality: Kanban encourages continuous improvement through feedback loops and regular reviews. By promoting a culture of quality consciousness, employees are more likely to identify and address issues early on, resulting in higher-quality outputs.
  • Scalability: Kanban principles are scalable and can be applied across various departments and projects within the company. Whether the company is a startup or a large enterprise, Kanban can adapt to its needs and grow alongside its operations.

Learning outcomes

Understand the core principles and practices of Kanban

Apply Kanban in multiple project settings

Identify and size work items

Find out how to manage and prioritize work

Understand, calculate and limit your team’s WIP

Understand and master key Kanban metrics

Originating from the car industry, Kanban can be used for successful organization of any type or work or activities, ranging from software development, service industry, engineering, and inventory management to everyday chores.

Clients Usually Ask Us about... Kanban Fundamentals Course

In this course you will learn the basics of the Kanban method, you will be able to start using Kanban in your daily life. You will be able to explain how Kanban practices can be used to improve workflow, transparency, and predictability. By the end of the course, you will be ready to apply the knowledge of the Kanban board, work items, Work in Progress, and main Kanban metrics in your organization on different project settings.

Primarily this training is dedicated, but not limited to…

  • Scrum Masters;
  • Project Managers;
  • Product Owners;
  • Product Managers;
  • Business Analysts;
  • Developers;
  • QA engineers;
  • Data Scientists;
  • Production managers;
  • Delivery managers;
  • Operations managers;
  • Technical Analysts;
  • Documentation Specialists;

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