10 Things You Should Know About Kanban
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1) Every Kanban system is unique
Each organization is unique, so Kanban does not propose a “one size fits all” approach to the work. Kanban allows the organization to do an honest evaluation of the way it works: the level of demand for work to be done; how the workers deliver on that demand; the rules for when the work is started and how it is handled; the constraints and dependencies; and ultimately, whether the internal and external customers are satisfied.
3) Kanban is about evolutionary change – not revolutionary
4) Kanban is committed to agility
5) Kanban is grounded in reality
6) Kanban is a living system
7) Kanban is a risk management method
8) Kanban balances demand with capability
9) Kanban isn’t only for software development or IT
Organizations using Kanban include: education, legal, sales, marketing, HR, design, media, film production, military, customer support, financial, research, insurance, government agencies, and many more.
10) Kanban works at scale
Large organizations are using Kanban with thousands of employees, enterprise wide, including remote branches. Kanban University offers complete curriculum that provides the tools to scale from individuals and teams to the enterprise. The Kanban Maturity Model provides a blueprint for organizational maturity and scale.
WHAT IS KANBAN?
Kanban is a method of organizing and managing professional services work.
It uses Lean concepts such as limiting work in progress to improve results.
A Kanban system is a model that includes a visual representation of the work, work item types, and the rules by which the work is done. A full Kanban system acts as a risk profile that shows real-time performance against customer expectations. It goes far beyond visual management of tasks! Kanban facilitates complex handling of the work and allows real control of the workload.
Kanban University classes teach the steps to guide you through the Kanban Method and model your work using Kanban.
Kanban helps you understand how your work works
WHAT IS KANBAN UNIVERSITY
Kanban University runs several programs to encourage awareness and assure quality in Kanban implementations for professional services work. Kanban University has several certified Kanban courses offered through its global network of Accredited Kanban Trainers providing a full range of training for professional development.
In addition to classes, Kanban University has several other program:
- accreditation of Kanban trainer and coaches
- community events such as conferences
- published materials
The founder and chairman of Kanban University is David J Anderson. David is credited with developing the first Kanban implementation for professional services in 2005 when he was with Microsoft. He brought together ideas from W. Edwards Deming, Taiichi Ohno, Peter Drucker, and Don Reinertsen to create a management method to help balance demand with organizational capability for greater customer satisfaction.
WHEN IS KANBAN APPROPRIATE?
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