Kanban Method is means to design, manage, and improve flow systems for knowledge work. The method also allows organizations to start with existing workflow.
Delivery Stimulation :
As part of the active workshop, delegates deliver a product to a customer in an engaging, easily understandable simulation. Delegates are likely to experience:
- Requirement’s ambiguity.
- Quality issues.
- The effect of collaboration however working in silos.
- Problems with large batches of work.
- Whole team accountability.
- The need for continuous improvement.
The Kanban method is introduce and put into the context of the simulation exercise: a method to visualise the process and the work flowing through it. We relate this to lean and agile principles, and the importance of:
- Seeing the whole picture in the same way optimising and also one small part of the process.
- Getting fast feedback by delivering quickly and adapting to problems.
Model your process and build your own Board :
As part of a series of practical exercises, delegates map out the process they currently follow to get their work done etc., and then create a real Kanban board to reflect this. This is then populated with typical work, with delegates invited to highlight common bottlenecks and blockers.
Apply the five guiding Principles for Kanban delivery
- Make work visible. Delegates learn that simply visualising where the work is, and how long it has been there, is the first step in understanding how the system is working.
- Limit the amount of work in progress.Delegates see the practical implications of applying limits on work respondingly at each stage for this reason we will physically see cards pushe back through the system, improving lead time.
- Help work flow. Delegates will learn techniques to reduce blockers, accordingly exit criteria preventing work with potential sources of delay from entering the system until these risks have mitigate.
- Use metrics to measure work. The core metrics of lead time; cycle time; and work in progress will define, and we’ll see how these can visualisE with cumulative flow diagrams to understand issues and to create long-term delivery forecasts.
- Continuous Improvement.Delegates will learn how to Establish a culture of always looking for small Improvements, and how Empowered teams can Pursue Incremental, evolutionary change.
Introduction to Kanban Outcomes :
Delegates will leave the course armed with a full understanding of the intent and practices of Kanban. The class exercises are directly Applicable to any stream of work, and Delegates will have access to all of the course materials.
Locus Academy has more than a decade experience in delivering the training/staffing on Kanban for corporates across the globe. The participants for the training/staffing on Kanban are extremely satisfied and are able to implement the learnings in their on going projects.