Improving Kanban (Advanced) in Johannesburg, South Africa

June 25, 2018

A 2-day training course in Johannesburg with agile42 coach Mike Freislich.

Johannesburg


Type of Training Improving Kanban (Advanced)
Dates From June 25, 2018 to June 26, 2018 (2 day)
Location SLOW in the City in Johannesburg, South Africa
Time 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Language English
Trainer Mike Freislich
Location Address
SLOW in the City
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Corner of West and Rivonia road
Sandton, Johannesburg
Gauteng
Price Standard Price: R13900.00 + 14.00% VAT
Availability Available
Description
Take 3 pay 2! R11933.33 (excl VAT) per person price for 3 bookings.

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 still hidden in your system, even if you are currently using Kanban successfully.

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
Are 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 how to improve the value stream when considering the dependencies across the entire organization.

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 from Klaus, who is one of the longest-serving Kanban trainers worldwide. Klaus is a recipient of the Brickell Key Award, author and consultant with extensive and comprehensive experience with Kanban systems of different sizes and across a wide-variety of industries.

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 Applying Kanban (Foundation I) class. We will work with examples out of your daily kanban experience! The books “Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business” by David J Anderson or "Kanban Change Leadership" by Klaus Leopold is recommended reading.

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 prioritizing / Cost of Delay
  • Sequencing and scheduling
  • Managing risk
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
If you have already attended a Kanban Foundation I class or similar before, you’ll earn the title Kanban Management Professional (KMP) finishing this class. You are not sure your previously attended class counts? Please ask us to check

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.

Pricing:
Standard: R13900 (excl VAT) per person*

*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: 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.