This training focuses on how to use Kanban in practice to facilitate daily work in teams. The participants of Kanban training learn to create and use Kanban tables that fit to their work.
Kanban is a lean tool that visualizes and manages work queues. Kanban illustrates work in progress, what prevents the progression of the tasks and how many tasks that have not been started are in the queue. In this way you can perceive the current situation as a whole and you can easily tackle possible problem areas.
Kanban course is suitable for people who want to utilize Kanban method in their work. Kanban training suits well for example to project managers, product managers, team leaders and other professionals being responsible of development activities.
This training is run in Finnish. If you are interested in training on these themes in English, pls contact us.
The description of Kanban training in Finnish is here.
Kanban in Practise training focuses on utilizing Kanban boards in daily team work. Since Kanban is a lean tool, requires the participation to this training at least basic understanding on concepts of lean.
Kanban method is often associated with software development and it is widely utilized in IT industry but it has started in physical manufacturing (see Short history of Kanban in Wikipedia). Kanban can therefore be considered business area independent. Currently it is used for improvement of productivity in very different kind of projects and environments.
Benefits of Kanban training
- You can integrate Kanban as a part of your daily work
- Visualization of current operations enables you to improve your work with a clear focus
- You are better at predicting, sharing and dividing work
- You can make critical decisions just in time
- You see bottle-necks and impediments visually
- Information flow and transparency in a team improves
Content of Kanban in Practice training
Value chain that creates customer value
- Value in customer-centric organization
- Exercise: creating a value chain
- Creating a Kanban table based on the value chain
- Exercise: creating your own Kanban board
Waste and bottlenecks
- Optimizing value chain, recognizing waste
- Finding waste with Kanban tables
- Bottlenecks, leveling work load
- Limiting work to capacity
Using Kanban board
- Queuing theory, lean pull, Work In Process (WIP)
- Roles: who does what?
- Exercise: simulation of using a Kanban table
Service Level Agreement (SLA) in using Kanban
- Metrics and managing service level
- Dimensioning and prioritization of a Kanban board
- Exercise: dimensioning and prioritization of your own Kanban board
Quality - aiming for perfection
- Quality thinking, prevention of errors
- Continuous improvement
- Feedback, variation, WIP, bottlenecks, categories
- Exercise: continuation of Kanban simulation
People and organization
- People, hyper performing teams, work spaces, incentives, partnerships
- Transparency as a factor in improving an organization
- Necessary meetings
- Meetings related to managing a Kanban board
- Exercise: agreeing the management of a Kanban table
- More complex Kanban tables
- Escalations, stopped work, special situations
Schedule of Kanban training
Training day begins at 9:00 and end at 16:30, morning coffee available from 8:30 onwards.