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Kanban Introduction

8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM The Agile Mindset Ltd FNB Conference and Learning Centre 114 Grayston Drive Sandton Johannesburg 2146 South Africa -26.09954 28.06087 R4950


The Agile Mindset Ltd

  • Course

    Date: 6 August, 2013
    Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

    Regular Price: R4950

    Kanban Introduction is a full day course covering the key elements of Kanban, the values and principles that underpin it and includes a fully immersive Kanban simulation using Lego.  Attendance at this course will give you a solid foundation to begin your Kanban implementation.

    The Agile Mindset builds all of its courses using accelerated learning techniques and uses the 4C’s (Connections, Concepts, Concrete Practice, Conclusions) instructional design and delivery process that involves learners every step of the way in all of its courses.  These techniques are proven to keep attendees engaged throughout the course and offer the best opportunity for the attendees to learn, experience, and retain what is taught in each class.

    As such this is a highly interactive course that gives you the best opportunity to really learn and understand the subject matter.

    8 Scrum Education Units (SEU's) can be claimed for this course and used as part of your Certified Scrum Professional application.  See the CSP application process for more details.

    Whilst this is not a Lean-Kanban University Accredited course you will have the additional benefit of being trained by an Accredited Kanban Trainer who has been approved by the Lean-Kanban University so you can be assured that you will receive quality Kanban Training.

    Course Feedback

    In the interests of transparency, after all this is a key value of Agile, we have made available the course feedback results so that you can make an informed decision about attending a course by The Agile Mindset.  Please see the link below, and I trust that you can see that the feedback on our courses is very positive.

    About your trainer

    Tom Reynolds is a passionate, self driven, energetic Agile Coach and qualified Trainer; Change Agent and Scrum Master based in the UK with 25 years’ experience in IT and a proven track record of success delivering scalable, enterprise software to major blue chip clients and a proven ability to guide teams and organisations in their journey in agile adoption.

    Using Scrum, Kanban and other Agile practices Tom works with teams and organisations to create a trustful environment to help build the correct software solution the right way.

    Tom believes that to be truly agile it is far more than just adopting a particular framework or process. You need to open your mind and free your spirit, you have to wholeheartedly embrace change, inspect and adapt everything you do, and be prepared to try and fail on the way to your goal. You must embrace your teams, trust them completely to get the job done, and create an inclusive environment that fosters trust, courage and transparency, whilst maintaining a sustainable pace at which they can work. You must fully adopt an agile mindset and only by doing this can you hope to become truly agile.

    With 25 years’ experience in IT; working within the financial services industry, leading software houses and with high street retailers such as The Arcadia Group, Waitrose, Grand Vision and Clas Ohlson amongst others, Tom has vast experience to bring to your training.



  • Details

    Date: 6 August, 2013
    Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

    FNB Conference and Learning Centre
    114 Grayston Drive
    Johannesburg, 2146 South Africa

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    Regular Price: R4950


    The Agile Mindset Ltd – Public Training Courses – Terms and Conditions 2013


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  • Agenda

    1. Agile Introduction

    Agile Manifesto
    Risk Reduction and Managing Uncertainty
    Focusing on Value

    2. Kanban Introduction

    What is Kanban
    Kanban with a big ‘K’ and little ‘k’
    Kanban to Manage Change
    Principles of the Kanban Method
    Kanban Core Practices
    When is Kanban Typically Used

    3. Visualise Flow

    Mapping the Value Stream
    Kanban Work Items
    Kanban Cards
    Kanban Boards

    4. Making Policies Explicit

    Definition of ‘done’
    Classes of Service
    Service Level Agreements

    5. Limit Work In Progress (WIP)

    Queuing Theory – Little’s Law
    Calculating Lead Time
    Calculating Throughput
    Calculating WIP
    Calculating Release Time
    Why Limit WIP
    Techniques to Limit WIP
    Setting and Maintaining WIP Limits
    Where to Apply WIP Limits

    6. Measuring and Managing Flow

    Cumulative Flow Diagrams in Relation to Kanban
    Why We Use Cumulative Flow
    How to Produce a Cumulative Flow Diagram
    How to Measure Lead Time
    How to Measure WIP
    How to Measure Flow
    Optimising Flow
    How to use the Cumulative Flow Diagram to Identify Problems
    Five Focusing Steps to Remove Bottlenecks

    7. Feedback Loops and Improvement

    Cadence and Rhythm
    Daily Standups

    8. Apply your learning

    Kanban simulation

  • Who Should Attend

    This course is ideal for project teams new to Kanban, those that want to refresh their knowledge and those who want a fast-track approach to gain an excellent in-depth understanding of Kanban and how to apply it. Kanban is particularly ideal for maintenance and support teams and operational support teams. 

    Attending the course as a full team offers a real opportunity for the entire team to experience and learn Kanban together and creates an excellent foundation for them to move forward.


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