Lean - Kanban Workshop
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The workshop will start off
by familiarizing participants with Lean Software Development Concepts,
Principles, and Practices by providing them with practical examples and hands-on
exercises to help them understand and experience some of them.
The workshop then will walk
the participants through a series of steps to help them learn how a “Kanban
System” can be implemented to start putting the Lean Principles that they have
learned into practice.
The Kanban exercises within
the workshop are such that they can be applied to the team’s unique needs and
circumstances – to their work situations.
Thus the workshop addresses the team’s key challenges and thereby
maximizes their learning, retention, and engagement.
- To introduce
participants to Lean Software Development – and provide a historical context of
- To create an
awareness of Lean Software Development’s ideas, explain the rationale behind
them - and – and wherever possible – with hands-on exercises.
- To have teams
get started in thinking about and identifying improvement opportunities at
their workplace – using Lean ideas - and explore how many of these Lean
Thinking tools can be applied almost immediately to achieve better work
- An introduction
to “The Kanban Method” - as a way of implementing Lean Principles.
- The values,
principles and practices associated with Kanban & their significance and
- How to go about
implementing a “Kanban System” through the steps of 1) visualizing workflows
(sometimes referred to as Value Stream Mapping), 2) designing Kanban boards –
to support their individual team’s workflow, 3) identifying some of their work
items types, 4) Design of Kanban ticket – and what information is important to
capture, 5) the ways that they can go about deciding WIP limits and 6) using
various techniques to enable flow.
- To speak about
various meetings and their cadences – such as 1) planning, 2) Daily stand-ups,
3) Reviews, 4) Retrospectives, 5) Operational Reviews, etc. – and answer questions
on how these differ from similar Scrum meetings.
- Kanban Metrics
– what is measured, why, and how they can be used towards our goals and
- A demonstration
of an online Kanban simulation – which will demonstrate how Kanban will likely
work in actual software development environment (subject to Internet access).
- Introduction to Lean in IT
& Software Development
- An Introduction to Kanban
- Push vs Pull
- Batch Sizes
- Identifying Waste
- Work in Process Limits
- Kanban Boards
- Work Items
- Cumulative Flow Diagrams
- Control Charts
Audience and Certification Details
The workshop is intended for team
members, select Vendor Associates, and Managers who are interested in
learning about Lean Software Development process – and how to implement it
using “The Kanban Method.”
Each workshop will accommodate
multiple teams; up to 4 teams or 20 people, maximum to ensure sufficient oversight
and quality of attention. The members
of the individual teams will be working together in learning the Principles and
Practices associated with Lean and Kanban.
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