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The Art and Science of Flow: Applying Professional Kanban

This four-day course will give you powerful and effective strategies that facilitate high performance, creativity, and a sustainable pace.

Course Summary

How often have you heard the advice – “don’t work harder, work smarter”? Did that advice ever come with effective strategies on how?

Now it does! The Art and Science of Flow, explores just that!

This four-day course will give you powerful and effective strategies that facilitate high performance, creativity, and a sustainable pace, and help you tap into the joy that comes from getting stuff done while continuously learning and improving.

Kanban is fast becoming the modern way to manage the flow of delivering customer value through creative collaboration. In today’s always-on environment, it offers a clear set of practices that provide just enough structure to keep everyone aligned and focused while removing barriers to your ability to deliver effectively, efficiently, predictably, and sustainably.

In this class, you will learn the basic principles of flow and collaborative flow state, and how to use them to improve and maximize your team’s effectiveness. With an emphasis on the practical application of concepts, this course includes many hands-on exercises and simulations to apply your learnings to design, actively manage and improve your ways of working. By applying Flow, Lean and Agile principles you will learn to optimize the delivery of value by optimizing flow.

This class prepares you for the ProKanban PK1 Certification. When you purchase the class with the certification option you will receive a code to take the certification exam and get two attempts at the test.

This is a live virtual course led by April Jefferson & Anjali Leon.

Fridays are for Flow!

This course is delivered in 4 sessions of 4 hours each.

Course Outline
  • Flow and Kanban as a Strategy
  • Kanban theory, principles and practices
  • Workflow design and visualization
  • Applying Kanban to actively manage Flow
  • Improving a Kanban system
  • How to get started
Key Learning Outcomes

After attending the course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles of flow and conditions for Flow State
  • Create a visual board and define shared expectations to manage your work
  • Describe the value of work-in-progress (WIP) limits
  • Explain the impact of flow on value delivery
  • Capture and interpret key flow metrics and analytics to find improvement opportunities
  • Define, build, operate and continuously improve a Kanban system
  • Explain how tooling impacts your implementation
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Who Should Attend

The Art and Science of Flow: Applied Professional Kanban course is for anyone who wants to improve their ability to deliver value and be more effective. Typical attendee roles include business analysts, team members, team leads, agile coaches, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, project managers and product managers.

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Mitch Smith

The integration of real-world examples and exercises is really the bread and butter of why I think this course is great.

Julie Cowan

Anthony is a thoughtful agile trainer, engaging all of the students in the class with anecdotes from his real-world experience and deep understanding of Agile practices.

Samuel Turner

I liked the overview of the DASM and now have a clear understanding of “Agile” and how DA is Agile done right.

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