The Kanban Method provides pragmatic, actionable, evidence-based guidance for successful evolutionary change. The application of the Kanban Method is not restricted to software development, but for any kind of knowledge creation work as an alternative path to agility or as the next development step for mature agile teams. It starts with what you do now and pursues evolutionary change while respecting current roles, responsibilities and job titles, and encouraging leadership at all levels. This allows organizations to evolve business processes gradually, define and use relevant metrics to measure progress, and significantly reduce the risks associated with complex change programs.
In this free meetup we will discuss the principles of project planning in Kanban, which information to base your plan on, how to track the actual performance, when the plan should be adjusted, common pitfalls, and attention points. We will also review why the Work Item size does not matter (too much) in Kanban and the consequences of this. Scrum practitioners will have the opportunity to compare Scrum and Kanban planning approaches during the discussion.
Note that the participants are expected to be familiar with the basic concepts of Agile and Lean. Therefore it's recommended (but not required) to attend at least one of following trainings/workshops prior attending this course: Agile and Lean workshop for managers, or Introduction to Agile and Lean.
Recommended follow-up courses: Kanban System Design (KMP I), and Successful Agile Retrospectives.
More information on the Lean Kanban University website. Free Lean Kanban books and guides: Essential Kanban, Upstream Kanban.
At the end of the meetup the participants will:
Serhiy is a hands-on lean Agile transformation trainer and coach with a strong track record in driving and achieving sustained positive changes in the global companies as Philips, TomTom and Intel.
During his professional life Serhiy was holding numerous engineering and management positions and gained broad experience in Lean and Agile transformations, change management, strategy definition and execution, building and managing high-performance multidisciplinary distributed teams, definition and engineering of high scale new software and hardware products, outsourcing to Asia and Eastern Europe, supplier relationship management and intellectual property creation.
Serhiy holds MBA degree from the Nyenrode Business University, The Netherlands, Master degree "cum laude" in Applied Mathematics from the Lviv State University, Ukraine and a number of professional certifications: Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), Kanban Management Professional (KMP), Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP) from the Lean Kanban University, Lean 6 Sigma Green Belt, Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, Certified SCRUM Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) from Scrum Alliance, PRINCE2 Foundation from the APM Group. Serhiy is an author or co-author of 19 published patents.
Serhiy fluently speaks English, Dutch, Polish, Ukrainian and Russian languages and has basic knowledge of German and French languages.