Lean Kanban Workshop

  • Courtyard Marriott Tbilisi Georgia

10:00 – 12:00 Executive Session: Deliver projects on-time using Lean-Kanban techniques

This session demonstrates how Lean Kanban can provide effective solutions to reducing delivery time, improving project visibility and predictability, and achieving greater agility and quality of products and services. Developed by David J. Anderson as ’start with what you are doing now‘ Kanban enables significant improvements without the need of replacement of the already used project management methodologies, models and the corresponding job titles and responsibilities. During the workshop the instructor will lead practical discussion how Lean Kanban can be used in order to enhance project management in your organization.

13:00-17:30 The Lean-Kanban Hands-on Workshop

There is no better way to learn than by doing. Simulations through games are a great way to do that and very popular in the LEAN community. The Kanban Board Hands-on workshop is designed to show the basics of Kanban and is part of the Kanban trainings that ESI CEE organizes regularly. It helps participants in the game understand how to apply Lean - Kanban to software development and IT-enabled services specifically.

The Kanban Board hands-on Workshop is facilitated by an experienced coach by ESI CEE who shows the concepts and mechanics of Lean-Kanban for software development in a class or workshop setting. It’s hands-on, engaging, and fun.

The simulation is played in teams of four to six people, one game per team. Each team has a Kanban board representing a task board, and a collection of stories representing work to be done. Teams compete to maximize incomes by optimizing the flow of work using Lean - Kanban principles.

During the simulation the teams construct charts based on data from the game including a Cumulative Flow Chart, and a Statistical Process Control Chart. Simulated events occur throughout the game to challenge the teams and require them to make prioritization and resource allocation decisions.