The Fundamentals of Kanban Practices

Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)

Overview & Objectives
Today’s market means organizations are often searching for ways to enhance customer experience while reducing overall costs. The Kanban method is fast gaining acceptance across all industries facilitating business improvement by streamlining processes and reducing costs. It is ideally suited to be layered over top of your existing Agile Practices to ensure your processes are achieving maximum efficiencies.

Incorporating a set of principles and disciplined practices that can be applied to any process, Kanban, when implemented properly, provides transparency and awareness. This helps teams improve lead time and reduce bottlenecks, thus delivering value on time without overshooting budgets or time considerations.

What’s Included in this Course
- Course Workbook – Hard Copy or Electronic (Delivered via Microsoft OneNote)

- An understanding of the benefits of using the Kanban method
- An overview of Kanban principles and practices
- Practical experience in applying Kanban principles, practices and techniques
- An understanding of how Kanban can be incorporated into other Agile practices

Target Student
This workshop is designed for:
- New Scrum Masters
- New Product Owners
- New Customer Relationship Managers
- Project Managers
- Business Analysts
- Business Unit Owners
- DevOps Teams
- Developers
- Testers
- Project Team Members
- Team Managers
- Team Leads
- Technical Co-ordinators
- Program & Portfolio Managers

To gain the greatest benefit from participation in this course, participants should have an interest and/or role in a Kanban environment.
We will send materials out to you 1 week in advance of the workshop via the Hippo-Campus.

Learning Outcomes and Facilitation
Trainers of this course will use a practical delivery approach to provide participants with a ‘hands-on’, multi-faceted and challenging learning experience.
This highly interactive course combines pragmatic discussions on theory, whilst also ensuring learning is realised through the actual application of the Kanban method using various activities and simulations. This interactive learning will help demonstrate how to change processes with a minimal impact to your business and, more importantly, the people using Kanban.
Courses are facilitated by our expert team and can be conducted onsite or at our premises.  All courses can be customized to suit your requirements.

Workshop Summary

- Write the first user story - EXPERIENCE
Understand workshop objectives
- Set expectations and define the workshop experience

EXPERIENCE 2 – What is Kanban?!?
Why Kanban – LEARN
The Evolution of Kanban – LEARN
The Kanban Method- LEARN
- Kanban Principles - LEARN
- Kanban Practices – LEARN
Kanban in Action – EXPERIENCE & LEARN
Applying Kanban - EXPERIENCE & LEARN

EXPERIENCE 3 – A Deep Dive on Kanban Practices
The Kanban Board - LEARN
- Kanban Board Options
- Working with Kanban Cards on the Kanban Board
Pull NOT Push - LEARN
- Limiting Work in Progress (WIP)
- Defining Policies
Get Your FLOW ON
- Gemba – Get Walking
- Measure your Cycle Time
- Charting the Data
- Reducing Waste
- Using Kaizen Events to Implement Improvements
Roles in Kanban
- The T-Shaped Team
Ceremonies in Kanban

EXPERIENCE 4 – Integrating Kanban in your Agile Project Management Practices
Kanban and Agile
Kanban and Scrum
Kanban and Lean
Where to Start
5 SCRUM Aspects – LEARN
- Organization
- Business Justification
- Quality
- Risk
Chapter Retrospective – EXPERIENCE

Scrum Master - LEARN
- Chief Scrum Master
- Program Scrum Master
- Portfolio Scrum Master
- Leadership Styles
Product Owner - LEARN
- Chief Product Owner
- Program Product Owner
- Portfolio Product Owner
- HR Theories Applied to Scrum
- Team Dynamics
- Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
- Team Selection
- Advantages of Cross-Functional Teams
Non-Core Roles – LEARN
- Scrum Planning
- Daily Stand-up
- Retrospective
Chapter Retrospective - EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE 6 – The SCRUM Lifecycle
SCRUM Phases and Processes – LEARN
  1. Initiate Phase - LEARN
  2. Planning & Estimating Phase - LEARN
  3. Implement Phase - LEARN
  4. Review and Retrospect Phase
  5. Release Phase – LEARN

Scaling SCRUM for Large Projects - LEARN
- Create Large Project Components
- Conduct and Co-ordinate Sprints
- Prepare Large Project Release
Scaling SCRUM for Enterprise Projects - LEARN
- Create Program or Portfolio Components
- Review and Update Scrum Guidance Body
- Create and Groom Prioritized Program or Portfolio Backlog
- Coordinate Program and Portfolio Components
- Retrospect Program or Portfolio Releases
- Chapter Retrospective - EXPERIENCE