Kanban Bootcamp
23

Friday, 23 March

10 am – 5 pm GMT

GA London, The Relay Building

1st Floor, 114 Whitechapel High Street
London
£150 GBP
Regular Ticket
£150 GBP
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Kanban Bootcamp

David Lowe Photo


Agile Coach & Trainer, Scrum & Kanban

Jiten Vara Photo


Agile Coach, Scrum & Kanban

23

Friday, 23 March

10 am – 5 pm GMT

GA London, The Relay Building

1st Floor, 114 Whitechapel High Street
London
£150 GBP
Regular Ticket
£150 GBP
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

In the 1940s, Toyota developed a scheduling system to improve their manufacturing production. Aligning the supply of materials with the demand of the production line reduced the amount of inventory in the system, and enabled a flexibility never before seen in the automobile industry.

Over the years, teams dealing with knowledge work (e.g. software development) adapted many of these ‘lean’ ideas, such as limiting the amount of work in progress, to improve the flow of work through their system. This is known as the Kanban Method.

Takeaways

In this bootcamp, we’ll:

  • look at a brief history of the Toyota Production System (and lean in general) to understand how the Kanban Method came about
  • explain the basics of systems thinking through a hands-on exercise, then use it to explain the concept of visualising work to improve communication
  • break down the 6 principles of the Kanban Method
  • clarify key terms used (e.g. cycle time, delivery rate, work-in-progress limits)
  • explain what work-in-progress limits are, then illustrate how and why you should use them to create a pull system
  • demonstrate ways of measuring flow to enable improvements in productivity and flow
  • play a simple and fun Kanban simulation game to ensure a deep understanding of the above takeaways
  • share examples of successful implementations of the approaches

This bootcamp is for anyone who wants to improve their ways of working and increase their productivity, but is especially relevant to product owners, business analysts, developers, testers, and any users of Agile/Scrum. It is complementary to our 2-day bootcamp on Agile & Scrum.

Prereqs & Preparation

  • This bootcamp is perfect for those who would like to understand the basics of the Kanban Method. No prior knowledge is required.
  • If you work in a Scrum team, we'd also recommend the Two-day Agile and Scrum Bootcamp. https://generalassemb.ly/education/two-day-agile-and-scrum-bootcamp/london
  • Complimentary tea & coffee are provided. We recommend bringing a packed lunch, or there is a Pret downstairs, a Tesco around the corner and Spitalfields Market a 5min walk away from GA London's campus.

About the Instructors

David Lowe Photo

Agile Coach & Trainer,
Scrum & Kanban

David Lowe is an agile and lean coach and trainer working across a diverse range of industries (including wine, finance, fashion, government, automotive, travel). He is the founder of the London Agile Discussion Group, co-founder of Agile on the Bench, co-organiser of London Lean Coffee, runs scrumandkanban.co.uk and recently published his first book, 'Scrum 101’ .

Jiten Vara Photo

Agile Coach,
Scrum & Kanban

Jiten Vara is an Agile Coach and Trainer, as well as a Business and Personal Coach. He has experience of working with organisations, teams and individuals to help them to improve how they deliver work, in sectors ranging from charity to multinational retail. Contributor to scrumandkanban.co.uk.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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