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The Kanban Experience

Learn how to bring more flow in your work, bring agility in your organization, improve cross-functional work and manage complex workflows. Explore flow through experimentation!

Description

Are you delivering challenging projects in a fast changing world where you need to integrate teams and competences in a complex workflow under a continuous pressure to deliver faster with more quality and higher customer satisfaction? Have you tried agile and/or lean methods or frameworks, such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe or LeSS, and you didn’t experience the full benefits in your (complex) work context? Then this workshop is for you.

Making use of realistic board play based simulations, attendees will do increasingly sophisticated experiments ranging from single teams that just visualize work up to complex end-to-end workflows with specialist roles, cross-team dependencies and just-in-time requirements. Each experiment is designed to allow participants to experience how decisions and policies impact the flow of work; what obstacles are encountered as a result, and what the impact is when those obstacles are removed.

Attendees will come to understand that flow is the essence of lean and agile methods and how it is critical to create higher productivity, predictability, agility, customer engagement and team collaboration. They will also see that it can only be achieved when supported by a cultivated habit of change that is based on solid hypothesis and experimentation. Participants will reflect on how this applies to their own work organization and discover how to give direction to change by harnessing the energy of competing ideas (e.g. overcoming the apparent contradictions between empowerment and control, functional and cross-functional teams, and so on).

 

Patrick Steyaert of Okaloa, a principal lean agile coach with extensive experience in practicing Kanban and the only Belgian Lean Kanban University accredited trainer, will be your workshop facilitator.

Target audience

The workshop is designed for both lean / agile novices as well as experienced practitioners. We warmly welcome mixed-level groups as part of the learning experience.

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There are no available registration dates for this training. Feel free to contact us for a in-house training

Learning Objectives

Participants will experience the power of flow to improve agility and predictability: 

  • Limit WIP to improve collaboration and throughput.
  • Ensure minimal options to smoothen end-to-end flow and lead times.
  • Create policies to deal with dependencies and specialist roles.

They will experience the essence of lean and agile in a practical and engagingly realistic way, and learn the power of hypothesis-driven change as a short-cut to better and faster understanding and learning.