Training

Kanban Applied Training is practical, not theoretical, allowing your team to immediately apply what they learn. Our interactive classes provide the knowledge required to commence product development applying the processes that make most sense for your particular team. 

 

Kanban Mentor’s Training is ideal for:

Who should attend

 

Kanban Mentor’s Training is geared towards product development teams.

All members of a team should attend – product owners, project managers, Scrum Masters, software developers, QA/testers, U/X, database engineers, and so on.

Classes offered

Pricing and Logistics

All  Kanban Mentor’s training classes are client-dedicated classes typically held at the client’s facilities. Alternatively, arrangements may be made to hold the class at a nearby hotel conference room.

Kanban Mentor offers multiple classes that can be tailored to your particular needs. Some teams desire a 1 day class to help them decide which method or combination of practices work best for their particular team (this will include Scrum, Kanban and XP). Others want a 1 day Kanban or a Scrum overview. And others, want a more in depth 2 day Kanban or Scrum training class.

The cost of training is $2,500 per day for a dedicated class that will hold up to 30 students.

For classes held outside of the Austin, Texas area: travel expenses will be added including any flight, hotel and car expenses.

Kanban Applied Training Topics

Topics Description
Agile and Lean Overview A discussion of Agile and Lean principles.
Agile Processes Overview An overview of Kanban, Scrum and eXtreme Programming.
Kanban Exercise Hands on exercise to understand and experience concepts of Kanban such as  continuous flow.
Work in Progress Hands on exercise to understand why we set WIP limits.
Partitioning Work  Understand how and why teams partition work, common Classes of Service and examples of different Kanban boards.
Kanban Metrics Understand terminology such as cycle time, lead time, and throughput. Understand how the Cumulative Flow Diagram works and its value. Learn the applicability of Little’s Law and discuss common metrics goals.
Theory of Constraints Understand the Theory of Constraints and its affect on throughput. Discussion of what causes constraints on software projects.
Agile requirements Understand user stories as an option for requirements. Also understand options for defining experiments instead of requirements.
Forecasting Options A discussion of multiple options teams have when estimating & forecasting. Including options to not estimate and not forecast.
Kanban Events Understand what meetings Kanban teams hold. An in-depth discussion of team interactions and associated events that enable teamwork.
Getting Started/Misc How to get started as well as other miscellaneous topics not previously covered in the class including a brief discussion regarding roles and scaling.
Applying all this to your team There should be about 1 hour remaining at the end of the class to be used as consulting to help your team get started. This time can be used to discuss/create the team’s Kanban board, create user stories or discuss any other details the team needs.

Course objectives

Kanban Applied Training Certification

At the conclusion of the Kanban Applied Training class, students will receive a certificate, pending the successful completion of a quick review.


Kanban Training Certificate

 

Scrum Training Topics

Topics Description
Agile and Lean Overview A discussion of Agile and Lean principles.
Agile Processes Overview An overview of Kanban, Scrum and eXtreme Programming.
Scrum Exercise Hands on exercise to understand and experience concepts of Scrum – product backlog creation, sprint planning, sprint review, sprint retrospective
User Stories Hands on exercise to understand user stories and story mapping
Scrum forecasting Understand how Scrum teams estimate and forecast including a discussion of burndowns and planning poker.
Communication Exercises that enhance teamwork and communication

For more information or to schedule training

If interested in scheduling a class or finding out more details, please fill out the following form and someone from Kanban Mentor will get back with you as soon as possible.

 

 

 

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