Agile ways of working can improve alignment, streamline processes and boost productivity. And they can relieve the pain and suffering many teams feel. Kanban is a popular agile approach that is simple yet powerful. The Kanban Application and Mastery course will help you to get started quickly with Kanban and then grow your Kanban skills.
In Module 1, we will provide more details on where Kanban originated and why it has become so popular.
In Module 2, we will look at a detailed, 10-step approach to get started with Kanban. Don’t let that intimidate you – we will also provide a quickstart approach that will have you up and running in hours.
In Module 3, we will look at some specific situations that people often have questions about. This includes how to apply work in progress or WIP limits, how to handle items that are blocked, and how to deal with different lanes of service.
In Module 4, we are featuring an interview with one of my colleagues, Tom Cagley. Tom will cut through the confusion on Kanban metrics and discuss the 3 key metrics that he thinks all Kanban teams should be using.
In Module 5, we will look at a specific tool that many people use for Kanban. The tool is called Trello. We provide a quickstart guide and share some popular add on tools that provide additional functionality
You probably already knew this but many people like to mix Kanban with Scrum. Scrum is a separate agile framework from Kanban and many people find that the two approaches compliment each other. In Module 6, we provide more details on what is Scrum and then describe how to use the two together.
Finally, in Module 7, we are going to look at ways to keep your Kanban approach vibrant and relevant. Without some care and feeding, we have found that many times Kanban initiatives can fall into neglect. We will close with 6 action steps that you can take to make sure your approach remains useful and engaging to others.
This course is intended for agile team members, PMO leaders, project managers and leaders who need an in-depth understanding of Agile frameworks and agile ways of working.
- Agile Team Members
- PMO Leaders
- Project Managers
Following the training participants will be able to:
- Explain what Kanban is and why it is used
- How to get started quickly with Kanban, implementing its principles and practices in your team and organization
- Better understand key Kanban concepts such as WIP Limits, Blocked Items, and Lanes of Service
- Develop meaningful Kanban metrics and measures
- Use the popular tool called Trello as an online tool for your team
- Take advantage of using Scrum and Kanban together in your project environment
- Uncover key steps for the continuous improvement of your Kanban implementation, keeping your practice vibrant and relevant
"I enjoyed the Kanban Application & Mastery course as it provided an understanding of the fundamentals of Kanban with some good work-based examples. The videos were not too lengthy and the module questions helped to check understanding. A great course for anyone new to Kanban and wanting to learn what it's all about. Many thanks to Anthony and the team."
"Just wrapped up the online Kanban course taught by Anthony Mersino and Thomas Cagley . It was a great course, and I learned a lot of the background, basics and beyond with Kanban. Looking forward to transforming some of the work and management I am doing with this new knowledge!"