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International Project
Management Day 2023

Free Course
Jeffrey Nielsen
Sr. Trainer & Consultant

Kanban: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started

About the Program

Originally a scheduling system for lean manufacturing developed by Toyota in the 1940s to improve manufacturing efficiency, Kanban has helped companies implement continuous improvement. The Kanban approach uses visual boards to form a visual project management tool. Though Kanban still lives on in many manufacturing industries, it was adapted for software development in the early 2000’s.

Today, Kanban has gained traction as a development framework due to its history and simplicity. A key element of the method, Kanban boards, can be found in many projects. But there’s much more to Kanban than just putting up “stickies” on a wall.

You will learn about Kanban, its history, and how you can effectively use Kanban in a work environment of continuous improvement.  You will learn Kanban’s principles and how to apply them in your processes to enhance visibility and increase productivity; and the Kanban practices to help align daily workflows with your company’s strategic goals.  Lastly, you will examine key differences between the Kanban method and the most popular Agile framework, Scrum.

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone interested in learning more about Kanban

What You Will Learn

  • Describe Kanban history, concepts, roles and meetings
  • Compare the Kanban principles against your workflow
  • Apply and evaluate the 6 Kanban practices
  • Relate 8 differences between Scrum and Kanban

Course Overview

Foundation Concepts

  • Kanban history
  • Key Kanban concepts
  • Kanban roles
  • Kanban meetings

Kanban Principles

  • Kanban Principles
  • Start with what you do now
  • Agree to pursue incremental, evolutionary change
  • Respect the current process, roles, responsibilities and titles

Kanban Practices

  • Visualize the workflow
  • Limit work in progress
  • Manage flow
  • Make process policies explicit
  • Implement feedback loops
  • Improve collaboratively
Pricing: $69 Per Person
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