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Kanban Training2022-03-25T21:32:16-07:00
training

Our training services are designed to serve as a single course or a full curriculum to educate students of best practices and introduce specific methodologies. Our training format includes collaborative workshops and our coaches will create an environment to generate active participation from all participants.

Although our training sessions promote hands-on experience through exercises, we highly recommend including coaching in addition to training sessions to ensure that the learning truly sticks.

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Below is our list of the most common training services we provide our customers. 

Formal Training

Instructor led session focused on learning concepts and sharing experiences.

  • Explore the benefits of Agile and Lean
  • Define the role of a Leader within an Agile/Lean organization
  • Apply the right leadership styles based on the team’s maturity model
  • Set a vision and execute that vision using Kanban
  • Discover the origins of Agile
  • Understand the Agile Manifesto
  • Explore the benefits of Agile
  • Compare Agile methodologies (Kanban, Scrum, eXtreme Programming)
  • Learn the origins of Kanban and Lean Thinking
  • Leverage value stream mapping
  • Discover the Toyota Production System (TPS)
  • Understand the principles and properties of Kanban
  • Explore Kanban Metrics to track your results
  • Learn about Muda, Mura and Muri
  • Learn the origins of Scrum and XP
  • Discover the Scrum framework
  • Explore Scrum roles, events and artifacts
  • Learn about XP best practices
  • Understand Scrum velocity and burndown charts

Hands-on Training

Instructor led session with exercises leveraging your environmental data.

  • Discover the Agile compass to navigate your organization
  • Connect team development and leadership style
  • Understand the cost of technical debt
  • Build an improvement backlog and Kanban board
  • Understand the principles and properties of Kanban
  • Design the ideal flow of work using our Agile Canvas
  • Create and connect multiple Kanban boards
  • Visualize work across your organization
  • Improve your intake process
  • Understand the principles and properties of Kanban
  • Build your own Kanban board
  • Visualize your flow of work
  • Set WIP limits
  • Make your process explicit
  • Leverage classes of services
  • Improve your intake process
  • Discover ways to visualize your product backlog
  • Learn how to write effective user stories
  • Understand how to write acceptance criteria
  • Explore Feature Driven Development (FDD)
  • Leverage Behavior Driven Development (BDD)

If you don’t see a training service that targets your specific needs, then we can customize a training solution to meet your needs..

Let’s Design your Training Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you only provide services online or also in person?2022-04-09T02:24:31-07:00

Our services can be delivered online or in person. We have found that the level & quality of engagement and participation is quite comparable. However, services that can be provided virtually are much more cost effective. It eliminates the time and cost of travel, which would be billed to customers, and increases the amount of time a coach is available to work directly with a customer. For example, when coaching virtually we can quickly schedule or join a session with little lead time. This permits us to be there when we are most needed, instead of just when we are physically there in person.

What is the cost of professional services?2022-04-09T02:24:52-07:00

Our rates are based on the type of services and the level of seniority of the assigned coach. Since professional services are customized for each customer, we provide the flexibility of working from a set of billable hours or a monthly retainer model. Once we confirm the ideal program for our customers, we provide a Statement of Work (SOW) and track all deliverables in Kanban Zone. For Kanban Zone enterprise customers (200+ licenses), professional services and software subscriptions can be combined in a custom plan.

Do you include free coaching with your Kanban Zone software?2022-04-09T02:25:06-07:00

Yes. The level of free coaching provided is determined by your software subscription. Also, our support team is always ready to help and can request a coach to work directly with our customers when needed. You may also submit a request to our support team to work with a coach.

Do you only provide professional services on your Kanban Zone software?2022-04-09T02:25:19-07:00

No. We always use our Kanban Zone software to track and deliver our services.  However, some customers may already have multiple tools in place and only  need us to coach and train them using their current platform. Although we strongly believe that Kanban Zone is the ideal software, we focus on the mutually agreed goals of the engagement. Switching to Kanban Zone may or may not be part of the solution. If not, then we ensure that the customer has the resources to implement what’s needed on their current platform and only use the Kanban Zone software to model the ideal solution.