In the IT world, Kanban is used by the recently fashionable agile methods to improve the daily work of programmers teams, project managers, managers and also increasingly in the operational world.

We teach people to apply Kanban at the service-delivery level, not the team level, to understand and use Kanban systems, and to design Kanban systems for services within their organizations using the systems thinking approach. Students learn many Kanban system elements such as work item typesclasses of serviceworkflow activitiescommitment pointsreplenishmentdelivery planningexplicit policiesvisualization of riskcadencestransaction costscoordination costs, and so on. They learn what to observe in their unique business environments and how to incorporate their understanding into their Kanban system design. The GetKanban game within the context of this class allows them to actually learn these things by experiencing them. Much better than listening to a lecture!

During the training, Participants, using the Kanban board simulation game, will learn how the world’s largest players in the Lean world use Kanban to:

  • Information control in processes, tasks and projects,
  • Value flow visualization,
  • Minimizing losses associated with overproduction or storage,
  • Building trust through full transparency of tasks, progress, problems or challenges encountered,
  • Define roles and responsibilities throughout the organization.
  • Length: 1 day
  • Level: Foundation
  • Form: 25% lectures / 75% workshops
  • Enrolment: Training on demand for groups
  • Logistics: At the customer’s premises (on-site) or anywhere else

Kanban simulation board

Project Manager’s Daily Steps card
Run Chart card
Lead Time Distribution Chart
Financial Analyst card
Cumulative Flow Diagram card

Topics covered

Agenda customization

The agenda presents the scope of certified training. On request, selected elements can be modified.

In the case of dedicated training, the agenda is determined together with the client and target group on the basis of pre-training analysis to best address your needs.

  • Introduction to Agility,
  • Introduction to Kanban,
  • Comparing Kanban with Scrum,
  • Kanban simulation workshop rules,
  • Play the Kanban simulation,
  • Q&A and retrospective.

Learners taking this course are:

  • Flow Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Agile Coaches
  • Agile Transformation Coaches
  • Lean-Agile Transformation Leads
  • LACE members (Lean-Agile Center of Excellence)
  • Scrum Masters
  • Change Agents
  • Team Leads
  • Release Train Engineers (RTEs)
  • Business Analysts
  • System Analysts
  • Consultants
  • Engineers / Developers
  • Solution Systems Architects
  • Members of Kanban teams
  • Anyone interested in achieving knowledge about the SAFe framework and be certified as Certified SAFe® Agilist

Learning Goals

  • Kanban method history and background,
  • Key definitions of Kanban method,
  • Key definition of Lean IT: value stream, flow, pull, push, muda, etc.,
  • Practical approach to visualize day-by-day activities in IT environment.

Trainer's experience

Numerous case studies are discussed, resulting from the rich, 15 years of international training experience of the trainer and from 10 years of experience in implementing Agile and more than 10 agile / digital transformations.

The training is conducted by the best Polish Agile trainer. As the only Agile Coach in Poland, trainer is certified from all key agile frameworks and methodologies and also certified from the PROSCI method to carry out transformations. Additionally trainer is certified from tools / tests for personality assessment  and communication styles as well as team building and analysis of team strengths and strengths:

Main trainer certifications in the field of Agile:

Main trainer certifications in the field of Change Management / Transformation:

  • PROSCI ADKAR: Methodology, process and tools for carrying out changes in organizations including agile / digital transformations (certified by PROSCI Inc.)

Main trainer certifications in the field of questionnaires / tests / tools for testing personality, competences, strengths of people as well as for conflict management and team building:

  • DISC D3: DISC D3 personality / competence test (DISC / TEAMS / VALUES / BAI) (certified by PeopleKeys).
    • Application: Team building; Building personal self-awareness; Building awareness about communication styles and preferences.
  • SDI: Strength Deployment Inventory (certified by Personal Strengths Publishing).
    • Application: Building team maturity in conflict self-management.
  • MBTI: Myers-Briggs questionnaire (MBTI) to measure human preferences of perceiving the world and making decisions (certified by The Myers & Briggs Foundation).
    • Application: Team building; Building personal self-awareness.
  • BELBIN: BELBIN Team Role Test (certified by BELBIN Associates).
    • Application: Building very efficient and well-coordinated teams created with all necessary competences (and personality traits) to achieve success.