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The Certified Kanban Foundation is accredited by the Lean- Kanban University and meets the requirements as specified by the Kanban Management Professional. Certified Lean Kanban Foundation course provides in-depth training in Kanban practices and the principles that underly the Kanban method. The Kanban method is an approach for change and change management starting from an organisation. It is already working on that path from where to pursue incremental as well as the evolutionary change that evolves around business processes. Using Kanban approach, the risks associated are reduced with complex change programmes.

  • Apply Kanban Principles For Project Management

  • In-depth coaching from certified trainers

  • Learn to Use The Pull-Bases Workflow

  • Understand what Purpose Review is?

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The long-term benefits of applying a Kanban system have been well-appreciated by organisations. This ‘alternative path to agility', focuses on improving problem-solving, managing flow, promoting collaboration and experimentation and reducing bottlenecks, and thus helps to improve business agility and deliver superior quality end products. As a Kanban specialist, you can design or improve existing Kanban systems and efficiently coordinate teamwork.

  • Flow and Kanban
  • What is flow regarding work?
  • What is Kanban?
  • How is it related to the management of flow?
  • Organizational culture
    • Cultural aspects and values of the Kanban approach
  • The Origins of Kanban
    • Roots of Kanban
    • Development of Kanban as a method applicable to knowledge work
  • Knowledge work vs. manufacturing
    • How is knowledge work different from manufacturing?
    • Why is it necessary for the management of knowledge workflow?
  • Kanban practices
    • What are the basic practices of Kanban?
  • Value streams
    • What are they?
    • Who defines them?
    • How are they defined?
  • Kanban board basics
    • What is a Kanban board?
    • What are its purpose and primary structure?
  • WIP limits
    • Why is it important to limit WIP?
    • How are the limits allocated and shown on a Kanban board?
  • Pulling work and the Kanban board
    • Pulling Work vis-à-vis Pushing Work
    • Using the Kanban Board to Show Pulling of Work
  • Variability in work
    • Types of variability in knowledge work influencing flow
    • Main strategies for managing variability
  • Bottlenecks
    • Define a bottleneck
    • Identify bottleneck on Kanban boards
    • Strategies for managing bottlenecks
  • Commitment to delivering work
    • When should a team commit to providing a result?
    • Factors influencing commitment
    • How does positioning commitment control flow?
  • Replenishing the input queue
    • What do we mean by replenishment?
    • How is the input queue related to customer backlogs?
    • What are the approaches to replenishment?
    • How does good replacement help build a sound customer-supplier relationship?
  • Prioritizing work
    • How do we decide what to do next?
    • Classes of work and how do they influence work prioritisation?
    • The effect of categories of work on WIP limits
  • Kanban card structure
    • The various attributes of a Kanban card
    • What sort of information is stored on a Kanban card?
  • Daily stand-up meetings
    • Purpose of a daily stand-up meeting
    • Typical meeting agenda
    • How does the meeting relate to other activities of the team?
  • Kanban board swim lanes
    • What are swim lanes on a Kanban board?
    • Why would we use them?
    • What is the impact of using swim lanes on WIP limits?
  • Flow metrics
    • How do we measure flow?
    • What is the important metrics?
    • How are flow measurements reported?
  • Reporting procedures and tools
    • How and when are Kanban reports created?
    • Which tools can help to create those reports?
  • Probabilistic Management
    • How can we use the principles of flow and flow metrics to manage work?
    • What is Little's Law and how does it help us manage work?
    • What is the impact of a probabilistic approach to the customer-supplier relationship?
  • Implementing the Kanban approach
    • What principles are applied in designing a Kanban approach?
    • What are the essential implementation steps?
  • Optimisation I – batch size
    • What are transaction and coordination costs?
    • How do we use these concepts to tune batch size?
  • Optimisation II – WIP limits, value streams and buffers
    • How are WIP limits, the value stream and buffers tuned or managed to optimise the flow of work?
  • Optimisation III – other forms of waste
    • What are other types of waste that impact flow?
  • Operations Review
    • What is the purpose of the operations review?
    • Who attends the review?
    • What is its agenda?
    • How do you prepare for the review and what happens following the review?
  • Kanban maturity model

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