Kanban Workshops

Live Classroom
Duration: 3 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 3 days
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This Kanban training workshop guides participants on Kanban implementation and bootstrapping a Kanban system in their organizations. The course focuses on how Kanban is a cultural change initiative and what that shift implies, how it can be applied to a software development workflow and how it differs from other development methods.

What You'll Learn

  • Kanban origins, evolution, and benefits
  • Kanban concepts, principles, and terminology
  • Visualization of Work
  • Limiting Work-In-Process
  • Analyzing the Flow of Work
  • Optimizing your Kanban system
  • Continuous improvement culture
  • Common misunderstandings and pitfalls of Kanban
  • Experiments and analysis to improve team performance
  • Kanban Metrics and Management Reporting


  • Housekeeping
  • Course Objectives
  • Introductions
  • Instructor Bio
  • Agenda
  • Kanban Parking Lot

  • What is Lean
  • What is Agile
  • What is Kanban
  • Why Kanban
  • How Kanban differs from other methodologies
  • Difference from Scrum
  • Kanban Team and Roles

  • Kanban’s 5 Core Properties
  • Kanban Emergent Behaviors
  • General Concepts at high level

  • Work Item Types
  • Card Walls
  • Workflow
  • Queues and Buffers
  • Cadences
  • Work-in-Progress
  • Bottlenecks
  • Issues and Blocked Items

  • Metrics Overview
  • Tracking Work-in-Process
  • Cumulative Flow Diagram
  • Lead Time
  • Trends
  • Throughput

  • Minimal Marketable Release
  • Two-Tiered Card Walls
  • Swim Lanes

  • Three types of Improvement Opportunities
  • Estimations
  • Class of Service
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Policies
  • Issue Management and Escalation Policies

  • Kaizen Culture
  • Kaizen Mindset
  • Agile Leadership
  • Servant Leader
  • Kotter’s Model

  • Review Key Takeaways
  • Review Kanban objectives board
  • Survey Information

  • Building a Kanban board
  • Documenting a work flow
  • Change a workflow into a Kanban system
  • Kanban Simulation
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Who should attend

The course is highly recommended for –

  • Business analysts
  • Technical analysts
  • Project managers
  • Software engineers
  • Software programmers
  • Development managers
  • Product managers
  • Product analysts
  • Testers
  • QA engineers
  • Documentation specialists


There are no prerequisites for this course. Completing the Foundations of Agile course prior to taking up this course would be beneficial.

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