Kanban is lean tool to optimize idle time in Production. Kanban shifts the focus from individual performance to team’s performance. Kanban Boards with WIP limits minimises the constraints/blocks and ensure smoother flow of work.
Training Title: Kanban for everyone - 2 days
Kan means ‘visual” and ban means ‘card’. Kanban is simple and easy to use visual tool than ensures flow of work and highlights constraints/blocks. It shifts the focus from individual performance to team’s performance. Kanban Boards with WIP limits minimises the constraints/blocks and ensure smoother flow of work.
- Start with what you have
- Agree to pursue incremental change
- Respect current process, roles, responsibilities & titles
- Encourage act of leadership at all levels in your organisation
- Visualize workflow
- Limit Work in Progress
- Focus on Flow
- Continuous Improvement
- Agile Manifesto
- Agile Principles
- About Kanban
- Kanban principles and practices
- Types of Kanban
- Kanban for Software development
- Kanban for IT Support
- Kanban for Manufacturing
- Kanban with Scrum
Benefits of Kanban
- Improved Visibility
- Optimised efficiency
- Minimise waste
- Improved Team Collaboration
FAQS ON aGILE
Agile is a mindset or a different way of doing things. Agile provides the flexibility of starting with what we know and what we have. Agile helps in producing results by bringing people together.
Agile can be applied at an initiative level/special purpose as well as the organizational level.
– Initiative level/Special Purpose
. Launch a Product
. Develop software
. Start a Business
. Start a Branch
– Organization level
. Human Resources
. Customer Care
. Research & Development
. Learning & Development
To understand ever-changing customer needs and provide them as early as possible.
No, Agile practices such as Lean exist from the 1990s.
Scrum, Lean, Extreme Programming (XP), Kanban, DSDM (Atern), Crystal are few Agile practices or Agile frameworks.
Though there are different Agile Practices/Agile frameworks, all of them are based on 4 Agile Manifesto & 12 Agile Principles. We can do a quick assessment and recommend suitable agile framework/agile practice.
Few benefits of agile are Happy customers, More Business, Empowered teams, Faster decision making, Improved quality, Flexibility to change (as per market needs in VUCA world), Freedom to Innovate
All types of organizations are practising agile. To name few, Agile is used by Startups such as Uber, Airbnb, and Corporate such as Ford, IBM, Microsoft, Tesla
Agile practices are used in most of the industries. Few are automotive, software, banking, healthcare, real estate.
Agile is simple and easy to understand. However, many organizations face challenges in adopting agile. We recommend conducting a preliminary assessment of Organisational Agile maturity for better results.
The majority of Agile initiatives failed due to resistance, lack of cooperation among different departments, minimum/no involvement of Senior Management. Everyone across the organization should have a basic understanding of Agile principles. We recommend starting the training in the below sequence.
– C Suite with Senior Management/Department heads
– Training to Departments & Support Functions
– Training to Teams
This approach ensures everyone is aware of Agile principles and drive Agile transformation together