Kanban Foundations


This 2-day Kanban training will walk away with a clear understanding of how to utilize the Kanban techniques of lean and systems thinking in order to improve existing practices. This course is a balance of lectures, workshops and simulations, which demonstrate how to change processes with a minimal impact on people.

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Who Should Attend

This Kanban training course is appropriate for leadership and team members regardless of their current practices and techniques, including but not limited to: Agile practices, COTS Implementations, Waterfall, RUP and IT Operations.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Topics

  • The Kanban Method, Theory and Benefits
  • The Key Tenets of Kanban
  • The Core Practices
  • Kanban Simulations and Games
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Applications of Kanban Practices
  • Coordination with Kanban Systems
  • Establishing Delivery Cadence
  • Lean Systems Thinking
  • Methods for Improvement
  • Sources of Variability
  • Issue Management and Escalation Policies
  • Metrics and Management
  • Operations Review
  • Starting Kanban

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the core principles, strategies and practices of Kanban
  • Apply Kanban in multiple project settings and situations
  • Cultivate the Kanban mindset vital to effectively delivering results using the Kanban core practices

This clip from our webinar:  How to Solve Customer Dissatisfaction using Kanban discusses delivery workflow.