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Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP)

$450

Live Virtual (Online)

This is very interactive course with a mixture of simulation, mediation of concepts as well as exercises for reflection and transfer into the own working context. As a participant, you will learn what the Kanban Method is, the principles and practices of the Method, and how you can build your Kanban proficiency. You will learn the basics of visualizing different types of work and associated risk. You will learn how to design and implement a Team Kanban board. You will also learn how to proceed to the next level with Kanban.

Description

 

The Kanban Method is a knowledge work management method for teams and organizations that want a humane way of improving their products and services. The Kanban Method teaches organizations how to understand, visualize, and measure systems of work to continually improve and consistently deliver effective results.

The Team Kanban Practitioner course is the best first step for getting the work organized by teams and leaders like you. By understanding the core concepts of the Kanban Method and educating individual contributors to be “good Kanban citizens” you will improve visibility, communication, and collaboration within your team.

As a participant, you will learn what the Kanban Method is, the principles and practices of the Method, and how you can build your Kanban proficiency. You will learn the basics of visualizing different types of work and associated risk. You will learn how to design and implement a Team Kanban board. You will also learn how to proceed to the next level with Kanban.

The course is very interactive with a mixture of simulation, mediation of concepts as well as exercises for reflection and transfer into the own working context. You can start understanding the elements of your own kanban system after this course.

This 1-day course is certified by the Kanban University and has been put together by Kanban experts and leaders including David J. Anderson and Mike Burrows.

 

Who Will Benefit?

Kanban works across multiple functions of an organization, from senior members of staff looking to adopt Lean Management to members of delivery teams willing to improve their working practices. If you are a member of a team or a leader who wants to understand the key concepts in Kanban, the Team Kanban Practitioner course is a great place to get started! Previous TKP attendees have been in roles such as:

  • Senior Managers
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product Managers, Product Owners and Business Analysts
  • Scrum Masters, Team Leads and Change Agents
  • Product & Software Developers & Testers
  • Agile Coaches & Practitioners (Scrum, XP, DSDM, AgilePM, etc.)
  • Other roles such as HR and Finance professionals

 

Topics Covered

The course follows the official KU Certified Kanban syllabus. Throughout the day, you will have ample opportunities to discuss and experience the following topics:

 

Meet and Experience Kanban

  • Experiential simulation using Okaloa’s Flowlab for a deeper understanding of Kanban for learners of all backgrounds and experience levels. 

 

The Six General Practices of the Kanban Method

  • Visualize – Show work and its flow.
  • Limit Work in Progress – Stop starting, start finishing!
  • Manage Flow – Identify and manage what is preventing work from flowing.
  • Make policies explicit – Have agreed policies, visible to everyone involved.
  • Establish Feedback loops – At the right cadence to provide guidance.
  • Improve collaboratively, evolve experimentally – Using the scientific method.

 

The Three Change Management Principles

  • Start where you are!
  • Agree to pursue evolutionary change.
  • Acts of leadership at all levels.

Prerequisites

All experience levels are welcome! No previous Kanban training or experience is required. Prior to the training, it is recommended to read one of these two books:

  • Kanban by David J. Anderson
  • Kanban from the Inside by Mike Burrows

We provide the “Kanban” e-book by David J Anderson for free and a 50% discount on the “Kanban from the Inside” e-book by Mike Burrows to all registered participants.

 

What you’ll learn

  • Kanban University’s certified training curriculum and teaching methods were created through the collaboration of leading experts and validated in hundreds of training classes around the world.
  • You get pragmatic, actionable guidance you can implement in your organization next week – because it doesn’t require permission, a large budget or getting others to change.
  • You will receive training from an Accredited Kanban Trainer, who has experience teaching and coaching Kanban within several organizations.
  • Profile listing on the Kanban University (KU) alumni page.

 

What You Get

  • You will receive training from an Accredited Kanban Trainer, who has experience teaching and coaching Kanban within several organizations.
  • You will receive a TKP certificate of course completion from Kanban University (KU) as well as membership of KU. The Certificate is for lifetime and doesn’t need to be renewed.
  • Profile listing on the Kanban University (KU) alumni page.

 

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 8 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
  • Scrum Alliance SEUs: 8 SEUs for 1-day Team Kanban Practitioner Course