Kanban Training in Richmond October 10-11, 2012

Einfaches CMYKImpact Makers is sponsoring an in-depth two-day Kanban training seminar in Richmond,Virginia. We are teaming with Daniel Vacanti to offer the training class to provide an introduction to Lean, Pull Systems, and Kanban.

Kanban and other Lean-Agile methods are proven approaches to maximize customer value and ROI from IT projects and business operations.  The session will highlight case studies from Kanban projects with local Richmond clients where Kanban has helped them to optimize delivery processes.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Drive improvements 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 e-book.

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

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Please contact Rodney Willett at Impact Makers for more details,rwillett@impactmakers.org or (804) 363-1534.

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

  • History and Background of Lean
  • Introduction to Kanban and Principles of Flow
  • Demand Analysis
  • Workflow Modeling
  • Visualization
  • Work Item Types
  • WIP Limits
  • Kanban Simulation Game

Day 2 – Why Kanban?

  • Understanding Cumulative Flow Diagrams and Control Charts
  • Improvement Opportunities
  • Understanding Variation
  • Bottleneck Management
  • Metrics
  • Case Studies

About the Presenter, Daniel Vacanti

Daniel Vacanti is a 17-year software industry veteran. In 2007, he helped to create the Kanban Method for software development with David Anderson. He managed the world’s first project implementation of Kanban that year, and has been conducting Kanban training, coaching, and consulting ever since. He counts several Fortune 100 companies as some of his current and past clients. In 2011 he founded Corporate Kanban, Inc., which provides world-class Lean training and consulting to companies all over the globe. Daniel holds a Masters in Business Administration and regularly teaches a class on lean principles for software management at the University of California Berkeley.

Lean-Kanban University Accredited

This class is accredited through Lean-Kanban University. To read about the benefits and learn more, visit their website:http://leankanbanuniversity.com/.

Innovate Virginia

Following the training, join us Friday, October 12 for Innovate Virginia. This  is a unique one-day conference offered to promote the use of innovative methods of delivery such as Lean and Agile. The event is sponsored by the Agile Richmond user group, whose goal is to host an event that mixes innovative ideas, passionate people, and industry best practices in a unique and creative setting.  The conference offers something for almost everyone – technologists, project managers, executive sponsors, or novice Agile practitioners. So bring your entire team!