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Improving Kanban – KMP II

The basics of Kanban have taken hold and are already being used in daily operations. However, you have a feeling that you could get more out of it. This is most certainly the case, and we’ll show you how in Improving Kanban. In the advanced Kanban training, we work on scaling, prioritizing and forecasting—those themes which need a system that has been in place for a while and has somewhat matured. This two-day training focuses solely on improving your system through the exchange of ideas with other Kanban practitioners. After these two days, you will uncover the potential stil hidden in your system, even if you are currently using Kanban successfully.

  • "Kanban at its best!"

    Lukas Schmidt, Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn, DE
  • "This course provided me with the knowledge to really make a difference and introduce flow into my organisation. I’m excited!"

    Austin Fagan, DStv Digital Media, Johannesburg, ZA
  • "Excellent training! Start where you are. Visualize, measure and make work slightly better than yesterday."

    Franck Baron, KTAXA Insurance, Bangkok, TH
  • "Before the training you think you basically know the method to manage your teams work; you leave the training and start to understand how powerful Kanban is in identifying the right decisions for your whole business."

    Florian Junglas, Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn, DE
  • "Loved the practical stats & methods as well as the wealth of informations through experiences brought by the other participants!"

    Mike Freislich, Scrum Sense an agile42 company, Johannesburg, ZA
  • "These sessions have opened possibilities and provided keys to open doors in my world! Practical, simple and exciting. Confidence! Thank you!"

    Cecilia Lehmann, Standard Bank, Johannesburg, ZA
  • "Continuous englightment!"

    Karen Goosen, Derivco, Johannesburg, ZA
  • "Fantastic presentation. Visual, engaging, well-structured, thought provoking and collaborative. Well Done! Thanks!"

    Elijah Skidmore, LDS Church, Salt Lake City, UT, US

Description

Improving Kanban is training for advanced practitioners who are currently using a Kanban system and wish to develop it further. You will learn about the techniques which can be used to achieve the full-potential of your Kanban system.

Forecasting “When will the work be finished?” and “How much work can we deliver in a given time-frame?” are two questions which you will be able to answer in the future with accurate predictability instead of just estimating an answer. We practice dealing with probability of occurrence and, with the help of Monte Carlo Simulations, how more than 90 percent probability can be realistically achieved. It sounds difficult, but you only need the four basic calculations and a pocket calculator for precise delivery times.

Prioritizing At you at the point where the WIP limit isn’t being maintained because all of a sudden everything has top priority? Classical prioritization often causes more problems than it solves. We examine an economically reasonable and resilient method for prioritization: Cost of Delay. It’s best to bring along the people who give their input for prioritization, such as your product owner, project leader or another Spice Girl (which you hopefully remember from Applying Kanban).

Scaling With the third theme, scaling, we focus on answering the following question: How do you best coordinate a Kanban system over different hierarchical and functional levels of a company, so that they are integrated and networked into a whole system? Merely duplicating the same (team) boards only serves to fill the pockets of consultants. Instead, we’ll look at real-world examples of to improve the value stream when considering the dependencies across the entire organization[j1] .

Learning With and From One Another LEANability stands for practical experience, expert knowledge and, above all else, pragmatism. We focus on utilizing theory, where it is necessary, for the fundamental understanding of Kanban. Everything that you hear from us during a training session is material which we have used directly in our work with customers and, through customer feedback, is continuously refined. Through the training you should experience the same effect: Profit from the experience of other participants, receive feedback on your system, and learn about practices which are currently deployed in other companies. To round out the training, you receive guidance and input.

Aim of training: improving an existing Kanban system

After the training, you will be able to…

  • improve your Kanban system.
  • accurately predict when your work will be finished.
  • make prioritization decisions based on economic factors instead of hunches.
  • scale your Kanban system to generate more value for your company.
  • implement the most important advanced flow concepts in your daily work.

Prerequisites

In order to attend the Kanban Foundation II class, you will need to first complete the 2-day Applying Kanban (Foundation I) class.
We will work with examples out of your daily kanban experience! 

Covered topics

  • Kanban Refresh
  • Kanban at scale
  • How to scale Kanban?
  • Metrics
  • To date forecasts for single work items
  • To date forecasts for several work items (e.g. Releases, Sprints)
  • Can you trust your forecast?
  • Economic prioriticing/ Cost of Delay
  • Sequencing and scheduling
  • Managing risc

Training Location: Frankfurt am Main, DE

Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

Schedule: start time 8:00am - end time 5:00pm

Incl. 1h lunch break and a shorter break in the morning and afternoon.

Trainer: Jose Casal, AKT & EKC

Jose Casal Jose Casal is a business agility consultant with extensive experience in senior roles. He is dedicated to helping organisations and individuals embrace modern management methodologies including Lean Kanban, Agile and collaboration frameworks. Strongly motivated towards self-development, Jose ensures that he continues to learn and research, so that he is best able to help organisations achieve success in their emergence, or improvement, of Agility. His goal is to help create thriving and engaged organisations.

As an experienced Agile coach and trainer Jose has accreditations and certifications covering the full breadth of Agile approaches. He is an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), Enterprise Kanban Coach (EKC), certified AgilePM® Trainer, Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Professional Scrum Master (PSM III) and Innovation Games Collaboration Instructor.

Audience: Everyone who wants to improve an existing Kanban system

Kanban Practitioners, Project or Program Managers, Business Analysts, Line and Middle Managers (both within and outside of IT), Management Coaches / Trainers and Process Improvement Coaches…
interested in maximizing the effectiveness of their Kanban adoptions.

Certification: LKU - KMP Foundation II

LKU – KMP Foundation II
If you have already attended a KMP I class, you’ll earn the title Kanban Management Professional (KMP) finishing this class.

Language: English

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Take 3 pay 2!
€ 1326,- excl. VAT.
Price per participant for 3 bookings from one organisation

€ 1990,- excl. VAT.
1 participant*

*We recommend the participation of several people form your organisation to faciliate joint reflection on the internal implementation of Kanban in your company and to facilitate transfer of what has been learned. This increases the overall impact and the sustainability of the training and thus the value of your investment.