Kanban University Certified Training

Kanban System Design Course

The Kanban System Design course offers a comprehensive learning experience, equipping attendees with the tools and techniques to optimize workflow, enhance team efficiency, and foster a culture of continuous improvement in product and project management.

6 Primary Challenges Kanban Addresses

Why do organizations adopt and implement Kanban? Below are 6 primary reasons for exploring Kanban, and how training delivers those outcomes. Please scroll further down for a comprehensive course outline.

Overwhelming Workload and Burnout

Product and project managers often face the challenge of an overflowing backlog and demanding timelines, leading to burnout. The course teaches efficient workload management techniques, emphasizing sustainable work practices. Attendees learn to balance demand with capacity, ensuring teams are productive without being overburdened.

Unpredictable Delivery Schedules

Fluctuating work scopes and priorities often lead to unpredictable delivery schedules. Kanban’s Impact: Attendees learn to implement Kanban’s pull-based system, which stabilizes work-in-progress and improves predictability in delivery schedules.

Inefficient Processes and Wastage

In many product development environments, inefficient processes lead to time wastage and reduced productivity. Kanban Solution: The training provides insights into identifying and eliminating inefficiencies. By visualizing workflows and applying Lean principles, attendees learn to streamline processes and reduce waste.

Poorly Aligned Team Goals

Misalignment between team objectives and organizational goals can lead to ineffective outcomes. Alignment through Kanban: The training focuses on aligning team activities with strategic objectives. Kanban’s emphasis on shared goals ensures that everyone works towards a unified vision.

Lack of Visibility and Transparency

Managers often struggle with a lack of visibility into project statuses, leading to miscommunication and missed opportunities. Kanban’s Approach: The course emphasizes the importance of visualizing work and establishing transparent communication channels. This enhances visibility and alignment across teams, aiding in better decision-making.

Resistance to Change

Introducing new processes can often meet with resistance from teams accustomed to a certain way of working. Kanban’s Gradual Change Management: The course teaches how to manage change incrementally, respecting current processes and culture. This gentle approach to change fosters acceptance and minimizes resistance.

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Meet Your Trainer

Nader Talai

Nader Talai is the CEO of Value Glide and a Professional Trainer certified through Kanban University, Scrum Inc. and Scaled Agile Framework. Nader brings over 3 decades of experience in the technology space, with a little over 20 years experience working as an agile coach, agile consultant, and Kaban Management Professional.

Nader is knowing for blending professional agile training with a unique combination of coaching and consulting to enhance the learning experience, provide pragmatic and actionable recommendations to delegates, and empower practitioners to start succeeding with Kanban immediately.

Kanban System Design Course Overview

Outline of topics and learning objectives.

What you will learn

Managing Evolutionary Change
Dealing with Resistance to Change
Feedback Loops and Continuous Learning
Implementing and Scaling out Kanban
Balancing Demand and Capability
Optimizing Flow and Predictability

Visualising value flow

Demand Analysis
Map and model value flow
Identifying Work Item Types
Visualisation patterns

Kanban Simulation

The immersive practice of Kanban with a team-based simulation

Limiting Work in Process (WIP)

Techniques to create smooth value flow
Techniques for limiting WIP
Little's Law

Maximizing value flow

Flow measures: Flow time, Flow Load, Flow distribution
Identifying impediments to flow:
bottlenecks and sources of dissatisfaction
Techniques for addressing barriers to flow
WIP as a lead indicator of flow time
How to use flow measures to set deliver expectations

Making process policies explicit

Visualise work policies
Identify policy constraints
Classes of Service
Cost of Delay
Scheduling Policies

Feedback Mechanisms

Evidence-based empirical feedback
Feedback on organisational interactions

Introduction to Kanban cadences

Service Delivery Review
Improvement Cycle
Work Replenishment Cycle

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