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Kanban Systems Design (KMP I)

Learn how to design a Kanban system for optimal flow and faster delivery.

Live online events

3 days, 09:00 AM CAT - 03:00 PM CAT

Online

  • R10,700.00 incl. VAT

3 days, 09:00 AM CAT - 03:00 PM CAT

Online

  • R10,700.00 incl. VAT

3 days, 09:00 AM CAT - 03:00 PM CAT

Online

  • R10,700.00 incl. VAT

Description

Join us as we explore the Kanban Method through immersive practice and case studies.

We will unpack and experience the Kanban Method as a management method, designed to improve service delivery, catalyse improvements and evolve a business to be “fit for purpose”. In this class, we will cover simple concepts that are powerful in helping you organise, understand and manage your work through pragmatic, actionable and evidence-based guidance that you can apply immediately.

Most importantly, you will learn how to design a Kanban system and initiate evolutionary change using Kanban. Learn how to harness the power of flow-based work management to reduce over-burdening and burnout, while delivering with higher predictability.

Certification

Participants get training certified by Kanban University which includes:

  • Coursework and materials
  • Digital copy of David J Anderson’s book “Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business”
  • Certificate of Completion of LeanKanban University’s Certified Kanban Training (KMP 1)
  • Practical knowledge you can implement in your organization immediately
  • Trainers who are highly experienced in implementing the Kanban Method in numerous organisations and situations.

This course is the first of two courses required to be awarded the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) accreditation. To achieve full KMP status, students must also take the KMP 2 (Kanban System Improvement) course.

Duration

2 days

System Requirements

  • Computer with video camera, microphone, speakers / headphones.
  • Internet connection capable of supporting streaming video meetings.
  • Latest Chrome internet browser.
  • Latest version of Zoom.
  • Miro - online collaborative whiteboard platform
  • Slack messaging app

All Zoom/Miro/Slack links will be shared with participants prior to training.

Course Objectives

  • Kanban’s Origin and the Kanban Agendas
  • the principle of “flow” by experiencing it in real time
  • the principles and practices behind the Kanban Method
  • how to utilize the Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban (STATIK) to understand your systems of work
  • how to design your initial Kanban system
  • the fundamentals of visual board design and card design
  • how to identify work item types and classes of service
  • Kanban as an evolutionary change method
  • high level understanding of the Kanban Maturity Model - as a means to evolving and improving your Kanban

Topics Covered

  • Systems Thinking
  • Work Item Types
  • Classes of Service
  • Visibility
  • Establishing Policies behind the work to assist your teams delivery
  • Kanban system mechanics and indicators (pull, delivery, replenishment, commitment points, lead time, throughput, cumulative flow diagrams)
  • Introduction to the STATIK method
  • Evidence-based case study behind The Kanban Methods design
  • Understanding the context to understand the need for change
  • How “Demand Analysis” assists shaping the change
  • Visualizing the workflow that exists
  • Discovery of, and decomposing the design behind Classes of Service
  • Cadences: Delivering and Replenishing to sustain and nourish the flow of work
  • Establishing a Kanban system visualization you can use immediately

FAQ

How big is a class?

The maximum number of delegates is 25. It allows for focused learning and in-depth discussions.

How have you prepared your training rooms in light of COVID-19?

Please watch our safety video showing how we have set up the training room for optimal safety
 

Can this course be done virtually?

Yes, we have virtual options available. Please refer to the location of the course to find available virtual and classroom dates.

Does the course include certification?

Yes, the course includes international certification with Kanban University.

Is this certification internationally recognized?

Yes. Kanban System Design (KMP I) is recognized everywhere around the world, including the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East.

Does the certification expire?

No, the certificate does not expire.

Are there more levels?

Yes, after completing KMP I and gaining some practical experience applying the learnings, you are ready to attend Kanban Systems Improvement (KMP II). You then apply for your Kanban Management Professional accreditation directly with Kanban University.

Do we write the exam during the training?

There is no exam for this course. You will receive an international certificate after attending the training from Kanban University.

Is the certification included in the price?

Yes, the price includes training and certification.

Does price include VAT?

Yes. The price includes Value Added Tax. The price you see on the website is the price you will pay.

How can I pay?

You can pay via EFT or credit card. After you register and make your reservation, you will receive a quote/invoice with the banking details and credit card link.

Can my company pay for my training?

Absolutely. Connect us with your HR or Learning and Development department. If you see your company name in our “clients” section, it is excellent news – Think Agile is on your approved vendor list.

Can I cancel my booking?

You can cancel or reschedule for free up to 10 days before the course. After that, an additional R1500 fee is applicable. The reason is simple – we have already incurred costs (advertising, catering, venue hire). Also, you might be taking a spot from someone else.

 

Assessment Outcomes

  • Kanban’s Origin and the Kanban Agendas
  • the principle of “flow” by experiencing it in real time
  • the principles and practices behind the Kanban Method
  • how to utilize the Systems Thinking Approach to Introducing Kanban (STATIK) to understand your systems of work
  • how to design your initial Kanban system
  • the fundamentals of visual board design and card design
  • how to identify work item types and classes of service
  • Kanban as an evolutionary change method
  • high level understanding of the Kanban Maturity Model - as a means to evolving and improving your Kanban

 

Who Should Attend?

This course is suited for those who want to acquire solid knowledge about the core of the Kanban Method, and want to design or improve Kanban systems.

This particularly includes but is not limited to:

  • Project / Program Manager
  • Team leads, Managers
  • Development leads
  • Business Analysts, Scrum Product Owners, ScrumMasters
  • Team Members

Prerequisites

No previous Kanban training or experience is required so all experience levels are welcome!

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