Kanban Training in Richmond February 8-9

Impact Makers is once again offering an in-depth two-day Kanban training seminar right here in Richmond, Virginia. We are teaming with Daniel Vacanti to offer the training class to provide an introduction to Lean, Pull Systems and Kanban.

As a participant in the class you will learn how to:

  • Drive change by limiting work-in-progress,
  • Create policies that positively constrain the collaborative game of software development, and
  • Manage risk and change negotiations into collaborative problem solving.


This class is based on David J. Anderson’s book Kanban – Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business. Attendees of the class will receive a copy of the book.

If you are looking for new ways to unleash productivity, innovation, collaboration and creativity, you’ll find this is two days well spent.

Register Now! The cost is $1,350. Group discounts are  available – sign up 4 people and the 5th is free! To register, please submit payment below or complete the form at the bottom of the page.


About the Presenter, Daniel Vacanti

Daniel Vacanti is a 16 year software industry veteran.  He worked with David Anderson on the world’s first implementations of Kanban and was a contributor to and a primary reviewer of David’s Kanban book.  Daniel specializes in the leading, mentoring, and coaching of teams in lean and agile practices. His emphasis is on the business-appropriate use of technology and process to help companies achieve their specific economic goals. Daniel’s current interest is focused on how variability affects knowledge work and how the proper application of risk management can make organizations more predictable.

About Kanban

Kanban, like Agile, is a Lean project delivery management process. David Anderson and Daniel Vacanti developed and tuned Kanban project practices with over a decade of projects at top technology companies, including Microsoft. Kanban focuses on making small, iterative changes that evolve business processes into more efficient and manageable work streams while avoiding the risks associated with massive, monolithic change. Used effectively, Kanban will help you and your organization evolve into a more efficient project delivery machine!

Course Outline

Day 1 – Kanban Mechanics

  • Demand Analysis
  • Value-Network Mapping
  • Visualization
  • Work Item Types
  • WIP Limits
  • Classes of Service
  • Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Kanban Simulation Game


Day 2  – Why Kanban?

  • Recipe for Success
  • Case Studies
  • Improvement Opportunities
  • Understanding Variation
  • Bottleneck Management
  • Economic Cost Model for Lean (Waste)
  • Metrics