Kanban Essentials



In this high-energy, interactive, and fun one-day class, you’ll be introduced to the essentials of Kanban. Kanban is a method for managing the creation of products with an emphasis on Continuous Delivery while not overburdening the Development Team. Like Scrum, Kanban promotes continuous collaboration and encourages active, ongoing learning and improving by defining the best possible team workflow. This class is full of practical, real world techniques, which can be implemented immediately at your workplace. Hands-on exercises demonstrate key concepts and let you experience the benefits of Kanban firsthand. You’ll learn to visualize what you do each day, how to limit the amount of work in progress, and how to enhance your workflow.

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Class Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how to describe Kanban, so that you can better appreciate it.
  2. Visualize your work, so that you can identify wasteful activities.
  3. Apply Work In Process limits to improve quality.
  4. Make policies explicit, so that you can establish trust.
  5. Implement feedback loops, so that you can improve faster.
  6. Manage flow, so that you can improve predictability.
  7. Improve collaboratively and evolve experimentally, so that Kanban works for your real-world environment.


  • Increase quality though increased focus and clear communication of standards
  • Increase team morale by granting permission to self-improve
  • Properly align your development efforts around delivering prioritized features first
  • Improve communications through transparency and “pull” versus “push” systems
  • Increase the value delivered to your organization through a “finisher” mentality
  • Develop a method that is custom fit for the unique contexts of your organization
  • Start Kanban the day after the class, seeing faster returns on investment than other development approaches
  • Improve relationships between IT, the business, and your customers through shared understanding

Who Should Attend?

  • Project Managers
  • Software Development Managers
  • Senior IT Leadership (Directors/VPs/CIOs/CTOs)
  • Kanban Team Members
  • Anyone interested in learning about the benefits of Kanban

Take Aways

  • Thorough understanding of Kanban and its benefits
  • A new outlook on the way you manage your work
  • A framework for understanding whether Kanban is right for your organization
  • The knowledge necessary for incorporating Kanban practices into your working environment

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