Lean Kanban Immersion (for Teams) is an intensive two-day instructor-led course that introduces lean thinking and Kanban and how it applies to software development. It will be compared with popular agile practices, such as Scrum. The class will then explore how Kanban can be used in conjunction with existing processes in order to make it a more seamless transition. This will all be done with a balance of discussions, exercises, and a Kanban simulation.
Lean Kanban Immersion (for Teams) Course Details
Lean principles of continuous improvement and waste elimination have become staples throughout organizations and across industries. Kanban is a popular way of visualizing work in a lean environment and has taken on new meaning in the software development community. This course attempts to define Lean and Kanban and how it relates to agile software development.
Lean Kanban Immersion Learning Objectives
Understand the history of lean thinking
Identify the 7 types of waste and how they correspond to software development
Understand the core agile values and how they relate to lean
Distinguish between theory and actionable practices
Identify the characteristics of (k)anban and (K)anban as it relates to software
Leverage Kanban to identify bottlenecks and improve an existing process
Map a Value Stream
Establish Work In Progress (WIP) limits
Plan for releases using Kanban
Report status and track progress
Apply common cadences (Daily Meetings, Reviews, Retrospectives, Planning, etc)
Create a visual Kanban board
Avoid common traps and pitfalls
Who is the Lean Kanban Immersion Course For?
Anyone involved with the software development process.