- Lean principles
- Kanban and set capacities
- Five properties of kanban
- Starting enterprise lean
- Creating a value stream map
- Visualizing product flow
- Using a cumulative flow diagram (CFD)
- Setting up and working off of a kanban board
- Pitfalls of Kanban
Skill Level Beginner
- Have you ever been on a project where you thought you could work more efficiently? Or is your organization following old processes that no longer make sense? If this sounds familiar, then Kanban might be a great fit for your team. You may have seen the Kanban system. It's usually a board or a wall with a bunch of columns, filled with three by five cards and sticky notes. The board's simple design actually communicates several complex ideas. One of them is LEAN thinking. This is a way to visualize your work so you can eliminate excess effort or what LEAN calls waste.
In this course, you'll see some of the ideas behind Kanban and LEAN thinking. First you'll get a sense of the history. You'll hear about LEAN manufacturing and how managers took some of these concepts to improve product delivery. Then you'll see how a Kanban board can help you visualize your work and create metrics to improve your productivity. Finally, you'll learn how to make the board easier to read. That way your team can fully understand the process and better optimize your work. This course is for any organization with more than a few agile teams, and even smaller organizations can see some of the newest ideas in LEAN thinking and agile product delivery.
Let's get our tape and cards ready for staying LEAN with Kanban.