Applying Kanban (Foundation) training in Cape Town, South Africa

Nov. 13, 2017

A 2-day training course in Cape Town with coaches Dr. Klaus Leopold and Mike Freislich.

Cape Town


Type of Training Applying Kanban (Foundation) training
Dates From Nov. 13, 2017 to Nov. 14, 2017 (2 day)
Location DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cape Town - Upper Eastside in Cape Town, South Africa
Time 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Language English
Trainers Dr. Klaus Leopold and Mike Freislich
Location Address
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cape Town - Upper Eastside
31 Brickfield Road
7935 Woodstock, Cape Town
Western Cape
Description
Take 3 pay 2! R11933.33 (excl VAT) per person price for 3 bookings.

Kanban in Action! Our two day training, Applying Kanban, takes a deeper look at the hard facts. This substantial foundational training prepares you to immediately deploy Kanban in your organization or to execute a review of your existing Kanban system. We talk about comprehensive visualization, the effects of push versus pull, how to establish a work flow and how Kanban works on different organizational levels of a company. All the exercises are based on real-world examples and are directly applicable for your daily work with Kanban.

When just starting off, it’s important to have a solid knowledge of Kanban basics. In Applying Kanban, you will work intensively with the foundations which are necessary for an efficient and goal-oriented implementation. The principles and functionalities of Kanban, as well as the systematic approach to working with Kanban, are our top priority in this training.

Working “Hands-on” with Kanban
For us, it is important to gear the trainings towards practical experience. Theories are presented in a quick and understandable manner so you can immediately start trying them out on concrete problems—preferably your own! Regardless if you are in Product Development, Support, IT Operations, Software or Hardware Development: In this training, you will receive the answers to your specific questions and challenges.

During the training, you have the opportunity to develop a Kanban system within your desired context. In doing so, you incorporate proper visualization, work flow and, naturally, WIP limits. At the same time, you consider which level of your organization would be the best place to start implementing a Kanban system.

Who is the training for?

The KMP Foundation Level 1 training is especially suited for persons with responsibility for projects or departments, who wish to implement Kanban and want support to get started. Applying Kanban is also great as a “fitness check” when questions or uncertainties have arisen during your daily work with an already implemented Kanban system.

You want to know how it works and you are coming by yourself? The training covers all the foundations of Lean Kanban and incorporates practical exercises. It’s important to us that you understand the mindset, as well as be able to asses where and how Kanban would fit in your environment. You will be able to utilize the tools you receive from us and target them towards your specific needs.

You have concrete plans and want to employ Kanban in your environment? If this is the case, it’s best if three of you come to the training! With three participants from your area, you become an initial Kanban Change Team and can work within the context of your requirements during the training. You will leave the training with a blueprint for your personal Kanban system.

You are already using Kanban? You started a Kanban system under your own initiative, and now you wonder if the approach was correct? Bring photos and documentation of your Kanban system and we’ll look at them together. During the training, you can review the theories of Kanban and use the exercises, as well as the eyes and ears of the other participants, to examine your implementation. You will leave the training with a (most likely long) “to-do” list for your Kanban system.

Covered Topics
  • What is Kanban?
  • Making work visible – visualization
  • Understanding WIP and setting proper WIP limits
  • Pull vs. Push
  • Flow-based work
  • Flight Levels – where does Kanban fit in your company
  • Agile scaling with Kanban – from 5 to 2000 persons
  • Combining Kanban and Scrum or other agile methods
  • Feedback loops – meetings in Kanban
  • Successful start with Kanban
Audience: managers, CIO, department managers, line managers, team leaders, project managers, technical leaders, engineers

The ’Applying Kanban’ Foundation Level training is designed for professionals, who are in charge of process optimization, business performance or project management or anyone with interest in organization performance improvements.

Certification: LKU – KMP Foundation I
This is a certified Kanban training course and it follows the high quality standards of the Lean Kanban University (edu.leankanban.com) and is conducted in cooperation with LEANability.

Please note: In order to attend the Improving Kanban (Advanced) class, you will need to first complete the 2-day Applying Kanban (Foundation) class.

Pricing:
Standard: R17900 (excl VAT) per person*
Take 3 pay 2! R11933.33 (excl VAT) per person price for 3 bookings*

*We recommend the participation of several people from your organisation to facilitate 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.

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Certifications: AAKT, KCP
Dr. Klaus Leopold is computer scientist and Kanban pioneer with many years of experience in helping organizations from different industries on their improvement journey with Lean and Kanban. He is co-author of the book “Kanban Change Leadership” published by Wiley in 2015.
Certifications: AKT, CSM, CSPO, CSP
Mike has worked as an IT professional since 1994 and has been involved in managing teams and developing software products since 1998.

Since discovering Scrum (an Agile project management framework) in 2005, Mike has been passionate about helping teams and organisations achieve their potential through the use of Lean and Agile methods.