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Applying Professional Kanban (APK)

Gain an in-depth introduction to improving your team’s effectiveness by applying Kanban flow principles

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Course Overview

Kanban is fast becoming the modern way to manage an organisation’s delivery of customer value. In today’s always-on environment, you need a clear set of practices that do not get in the way. Applying Professional Kanban will:

  • Generate a shared understanding of your work
  • Give you focus
  • Save you time
  • Answer the question, “How long will this take?”

The Applying Professional Kanban (APK) course will give you an in-depth introduction to improving your team’s effectiveness by applying Kanban flow principles.

During the class, you will learn the basic principles of flow and how to use them to make your team process more efficient, predictable, and effective. With an emphasis on the practical application of concepts, this course includes many hands-on exercises that will lead you through the steps of setting up and operating a Kanban system for continuous value delivery and improvement.

Course Content

Module 1

  • Kanban in your workplace
  • Dispelling Kanban Myths
  • The WiP Game (TWiG) Kanban Simulation Round 1
  • Exploring Kanban

Module 2

  • Visualisation Elements and Techniques
  • Elements of Workflow
  • Core Flow Metrics
  • Cycletime Scatterplots and Service Level Expectation

Module 3

  • Little's Law and Flow Metrics
  • Actively Managing Flow
  • The WiP Game (TWiG) Kanban Simulation Round 2
  • The Implications of Kanban and Flow Thinking

Module 4

  • Designing a Kanban Board
  • Work Item Design
  • Operating a Kanban System
  • Applying Professional Kanban

Learning Objectives

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles of flow.
  • Describe the value of Limiting WiP.
  • Create a visual board to manage your work.
  • Capture and interpret key flow metrics and analytics to find improvement opportunities.
  • Explain why flow should be focused on value delivery
  • Define, build, operate and continuously improve a Kanban system.
  • Discuss how tooling impacts your implementation.

Audience

The Applying Professional Kanban course is for anyone who wants to improve their ability to deliver value and be more effective. Typical attendee roles include:

  • Business Analysts
  • Agile Coaches
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Product Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Team Leads
  • Team Members

Pre-requisites

Course Preparation

This course does not require any pre-course preparation.

Certifying Bodies & Exams

The Applying Professional Kanban (APK) course is associated with the Professional Kanban I (PK I) certification by ProKanban.org.

All participants completing the Applying Professional Kanban course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Kanban I (PK I) assessment . The industry-recognised PK I certification requires a minimum passing score of 85%. If you attempt the PK I assessment within 14 days of receiving the password and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a second attempt at no additional cost.

What You Receive

You will receive two days of high quality instruction from one of our Pro Kanban accredited trainers. Also included are:

  • Course materials
  • Password to take the PKI assessment
  • Radtac Community membership including face-to-face and virtual networking and knowledge sharing opportunities, access to industry experts, special offers and invitations to special events

Course Address

We can train at a location of your choice.

Course Duration

Course duration - 2 days

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