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Kanban, which translates to “visual signal” in Japanese, is a method for managing your work in progress (WIP). It helps you to visualise your work, maintain a healthy volume of WIP and ensure a smooth, steady flow of work.

Kanban boards are physical or digital tools that give you a quick view of how long it takes to deliver features and how long they take to complete. These boards help you to easily spot bottlenecks and make adjustments as needed. You can also see where there are too many items being worked on at once.

Kanban training courses delve into the intricacies of this method, teaching participants how to effectively implement Kanban boards, interpret metrics, and optimise workflows. Through practical exercises and expert guidance, participants learn to harness the power of Kanban to streamline processes, minimise waste, and drive continuous improvement in their organisations.

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Kanban Training

Kanban training caters to various skill levels and interests, from enhancing efficiency to optimising processes. Whether you’re new to Kanban or seeking to deepen your expertise, our range of Kanban courses can teach you how to optimise your workflow.

Kanban System Design
18 - 20 Jun 2024 10:00 - 16:00
Online (UK)
£995.00 £895.00 + VAT
Kanban Systems Improvement
25 - 27 Jun 2024 10:00 - 16:00
Online (UK)
£995.00 £895.00 + VAT
Kanban for Design And Innovation
11 - 13 Jun 2024 10:00 - 16:00
Online (UK)
£995.00 £895.00 + VAT

Principles of Kanban

  1. Start with what you are doing now – As you don’t need to change your existing workflow, Kanban is easy to implement.
  2. Agree to pursue incremental, evolutionary change – Processes can evolve gradually over time causing less disruption to teams and performance.
  3. Respect the current process, roles, and responsibilities – There is no need to make immediate changes to processes, roles, and responsibilities. Kanban encourages incremental change.
  4. Encourage acts of leadership at all levels – Kanban promotes leadership and decision-making at all levels.

Origins of Kanban

Kanban was developed by Toyota engineers in the 1950s to manage the flow of parts through their production system.

In 1978, Taiichi Ohno published  “Toyota Production System – Beyond Large-Scale Production” describing the principles of ‘Just in Time’ and ‘Lean Manufacturing’.

The method was later adapted by David Anderson in 2004 to develop a pull system for Microsoft, which functions as a virtual Kanban system. Over the next few years, Anderson and his team refined the method introducing features such as the Kanban board and WIP limits.

Kanban’s popularity has steadily grown, not only among Agile and Scrum practitioners but in a variety of industries.

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