We were so impressed by the Kanban method that we decided that it should be included it in our portfolio. However, we prefer to drop any restrictions because Kanban is found in a much wider range of fields. Lending itself to any context where structure and a clear overview are required, Kanban is a fascinating 'human' approach to work that is worth examining more closely.

Either stand-alone or, as in our case, integrated in many other ways with another methodologies.

Kanban is a method for implementing change that can be used for carrying out evolutionary improvements within a company. The changes begin at the place where the company currently is, i.e. there is no need for major restructuration and complex plans before improvements can begin.
Kanban is an excellent alternative for those who want to improve their business, without causing a company-wide revolution like those brought about by many agile methods.

Target audience

  • Junior and senior project/programme/portfolio managers and -members
  • Line managers involved in projects
  • Project, programme and portfolio offices
  • Business development managers
  • Change managers
  • Process managers 
  • Agile Coaches
  • Agile Teams
  • ... everyone, who wants an overview of his/her work in detail and a coordination perspective

Combining this method

Kanban can be used as a stand-alone method or as a 'teamboard' for projects, programmes and/or portfolios. Regardless of the context, it is the preferred method for gaining a clear overview.

Kanban is the easiest way to use structures with depth and universal potential cross every organization.

LevelDaysLanguages
Kanban Primer (KP)1Deutsch/Englisch
Kanban Introduction (KI)2Deutsch/Englisch
Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP)1Deutsch/Englisch
Kanban Management Professional 1 (KMP 1)2Deutsch/Englisch
Kanban Management Professional 1 Extended (KMP 1E)3Deutsch/Englisch
Kanban Management Professional 2 (KMP 2)2Deutsch/Englisch
Kanban Management Professional 2 Extended (KMP 2E)3Deutsch/Englisch

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Kanban and change initiatives

Identify your existing work-types and their value-stream as basis for every future control-acitvity.  Consider following priciples:

  1. Start with what you are doing now
  2. Pursue incremental, evolutionary change
  3. Respect initial processes, roles, responsibilities and job titles
  4. Encourage leadership on all levels of the organisation

The usual working methods change very little when Kanban is introduced. Established processes remain in place, roles and teams remain untouched, and no new job titles are invented – not even titles such as 'Kanban Master'.

Those involved agree to implement ongoing, small changes in their working methods. These improvements always start out from the current position, which avoids the need for a Kanban target position. This being said, the following core concepts apply in a Kanban company:

  1. Make work visible
  2. Restrict WIP
  3. Manage flow
  4. Make process rules explicit
  5. Implement feedback mechanisms (workflow, inter-workflow and organisation)
  6. Undertake improvements together (based on specific models)