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Kanban Essentials (KE) – Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN

Jan 27, 2017

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Kristyn Bara, CSM, CSPO

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JK Polk Building 7th Floor
505 Deaderick St.
Nashville, TN 37219
Friday, January 27, 2017
8:30am – 4:30pmCST
1 Day

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Kanban Essentials (KE) – Nashville, TN

Class Overview



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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.


Bill Schaller, CSP, CSM, CSPO

Bill Schaller, CSP has 20+ years of IT and high-tech industry experience with large-scale software development projects within multi-national companies.  His roles include applications specialist, network security analyst, software manager, project manager, scrummaster, agile coach and lean management consultant.

He has successfully been practicing Agile/Scrum/XP/Lean for the past 8 years.  His experience includes scaling up Scrum within large telecom companies, troubleshooting large ecommerce projects, accelerating new web and mobile application project launches and working within a fast paced digital media company to improve reliability and time to market challenges. 

Bill provides hands-on training and coaching for new and existing teams as well as consulting and collaborating with stakeholders at all levels of an organization.  He has the ability to coach organizations that are transitioning teams and PMO from a functional/silo mentality to a collaborative product/customer centric organization.

"If you feel kanban might be something you feel may be a good fit for your business; this class will get you on the right path."

Todd, Tdot

"This class taught me the principles behind kanban and what it can do to empower teams and drive continual improvement."

Ronald, Varsity

"Great introduction to kanban, with some insights into advanced topics. The instructor was knowledgable and enthusiastic."

Chris, Pica Group

"I believe all companies or teams need to be introduced to Kanban Essentials. It is not just for the work place, but can be used in everyday life. It helps to keep control over all projects and/or tasks that need to be completed."

Kim, Vanderbilt Medical Center

"This class was very well instructed and offered valuable insights that I can apply at my work."

Keith, Tdot

Class Information

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

Cancellation Policy: In order to receive a refund you must notify us no later than 10 business days prior to the class start date. Cancellation requests received after the 10 day window will be issued a credit that can be applied towards a future class within the next 12 months and are subject to a $150 transfer fee.

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